Mining Essentials for Employers

Why choose Mining Essentials?

Mining Essentials is highly customizable for the employer and region's unique needs. Employer involvement is encouraged from the outset to guide the curriculum and plan the enrichment activities so that training can be employer specific. Bringing learners on-site for visits or job shadowing helps them to really understand the working environment and what they are applying for and employers get to spend time with learners.

Aboriginal culture is integral to the Program which helps learners better relate to the material, whether they are First Nations, Métis or Inuit.  

Mining Essentials is the only national mining training Program created in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations and in collaboration with the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Métis National Council employers, educators and communities.

The Program's success is demonstrated by a graduation rate that is consistently above 70%, with the majority achieving employment or furthering their mining education within six months of graduating.

Employers across Canada have delivered Mining Essentials and see the benefits of getting to know learners through the Program, sometimes referred to as a "12-week interview."

An Aboriginal man looking up at a piece of equipment on a mine site with the headframe visible in the background.