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Geoscientists gather and interpret data to understand natural processes on Earth.

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Mineral exploration in BC is the search for a valuable mineral deposit in a sustainable and environmentally sound way.

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Environmental protection is a fundamental part of BC’s mining lifecycle and is monitored before, during and after use.

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Mining is the safest heavy industry in BC and provides the minerals we use to support our everyday lives.

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Stone, sand, and gravel is the most abundant natural resource available and is continually recycled in the form of asphalt and concrete.

What We Do For You


This site will provide you with information about career opportunities in BC's mineral industries and where to find relevant training in British Columbia.



The Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) is a province-wide virtual hub that facilitates collaborative, innovative training opportunities for the British Columbia mining industry, job seekers and communities. CTEM connects industry, students, job seekers, training providers and communities to meet their respective needs by: playing a leading role in understanding industry skills requirements, facilitating industry driven training, and building alliances and supporting partners. CTEM began in 2013 and is continually seeking partners, sponsors and volunteers. 

The BC HR Task Force: Exploration, Mining, Stone, Sand, and Gravel (Task Force) over it's lifespan, 2008 - 2015 produced many deliverables, including mining career videos, teaching materials, reports, and support information. Explore the Resources page (and sub pages) on this site or the Task Force's Projects Report to better understand the importance of their contributions. The Task Force staff, numerous volunteers and partners are thanked for all their efforts. 

In 2015, CTEM worked with the Task Force to continue certain key activities and merge the two website.  Enjoy exploring the content.


Featured Content

Post-Secondary Institutions Collaborate to Bring Provincial Mine Training

CTEM extends CONGRATULATIONS to the five post-secondary institutations that signed a landmark MOU during the Roundup 2016 conference.  CTEM is a partner and facilitator of the project and acknowledges that the collaborative nature of this initiative provides an avenue for the B.C. mining industry to meet its workforce needs.  

B.C. Career Pathways Guidebook: Mining Careers - Edition 2

The first Guidebook was so well recieved that CTEM decided to tweak a few sections, enhance a few sections and release an updated version.  Edition 2 is was launched at Minerals North in Smithers, BC. 

Check out the electronic version of the Guidebook on our Downloads page.