Mining Essentials: Training for Indigenous People

Helping Companies and Communities Meet Employment Needs

Why Choose Mining Essentials?

Find out how the program adapts to your needs.

Indigenous people comprise 6 % of the mining sector - making it the largest private sector employer of Indigenous people in Canada.


Mining Essentials Governance

The Standing Committee on Mining Essentials oversees the ongoing, successful delivery, development and implementation, and sustainability of the program.



Wei Xie

Métis National Council

Eric Kahtakangas

Cementation Canada Inc.

Don Bernosky

Confederation College

Shasha Weber

Yukon College

Richard Rehel

Agnico-Eagle Mine


Assembly of First Nations

Linda Wright

Sioux Hudson Literacy Council

Catherine Peltier-Mavin

Natural Resources Canada

Dan Miron

Vale – Garson Mine


Native Women's Association of Canada

Terry Ma

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

What Makes the Program Different?

Learn how Mining Essentials was developed and see how it works.

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