The Canadian Mining Certification Program

The first – and only – national mining worker certification program of its kind in Canada. The Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP) is the industry-standard for validating the skills, knowledge, and experience of workers in the mining sector.

CMCP Overview Video

Watch this video to learn more about national certification of mining workers in Canada through the Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP).

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The Measure of Mining Expertise

The CMCP recognizes individual mine workers who have demonstrated their competencies and expertise by meeting the National Occupational Standards established for the Canadian mining industry.

Employer Benefits

  • Simplifies recruitment
  • Increases employee engagement and commitment
  • Increases employee satisfaction and retention
  • Showcases investment in training
  • Recognizes workforce value and hard-earned skills

Employee Benefits

  • Recognizes knowledge, training and skills
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety
  • Provides potential for career advancement
  • Demonstrates pride in being a mining professional

National Occupational Standards

The National Occupational Standards are the foundation of the CMCP. They establish clear, objective skills and knowledge benchmarks – and form the basis for workforce development, driving curriculum development within educational institutes, and the alignment of company training programs.

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Standing Committee on Certification

Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP) Governance

Comprised of employers, employees and representatives of industry organizations and associations, the Standing Committee on Certification oversees the CMCP by ensuring adherence to the Policies and Procedures, evaluating and reporting on CMCP progress and overseeing the implementation of the sustainability and business plans.

Steve Ball


Harte Gold Corp

Mike Nolting

Dominion Diamond Mines - Ekati

Pascal Boucher

United Steel Workers (Union)

Karen Jonkman

Unifor (Rio Tinto)

Andre Van Daele

Tech Highland Valley Copper

Heather Hamilton

Thompson River University

Brent Howell

College of the North Atlantic