Canadian Mining Certification Program

Canadian Mining Certification Program

 

The Mining Industry Human Resource Council (MiHR) acknowledged that there wasn’t a Canada-wide program that recognized the skilled workers of our industry.  MiHR designed the Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP) to recognize the skills, knowledge and experience of mining workers, provide workers with portable credentials, and enable employers to accurately and consistently verify the skills and experience of job applicants and support ongoing professional recognition for their employees.

To date, under the guidance of industry development committees, MiHR has developed four National Occupational Standards - Underground Miner, Surface Miner, Minerals Processing Operator and Diamond Driller.

A number of sites throughout BC have been credentialed to provide the assessment, training, and recognition. 

BC Designated Sites

The sites in BC that have the Canadian Mining Certification Program and which programs they have are listed below.

    -  Kemess Mine (closed) - Surface Miner

    -  Huckleberry Mine (pilot) - Surface Mine

    -  Highland Valley Copper - Minerals Processing Operator

    -  New Afton - Underground Miner

    -  Greenhills - Minerals Processing Operator

 

For additional information visit the website at www.miningcertification.ca

Underground Miner - Review

Emerging mining projects in BC suggested the need to re-evaluate the National Occupational Standard (NOS) – Underground Miner to insure it included skill requirements for soft-rock underground miners (i.e. coal). The work also identified the types of training and skills development programs that support getting the right people with the right skills into the emerging jobs in underground mining in BC.  It also provided an inventory and comparison of existing underground miner training programs in BC. The findings led to the development of specific recommendations for training and skills development programs in BC that support underground miner occupations and are provided below.

British Columbia Underground Miner Occupational Analysis and Skills Development Report

British Columbia Underground Miner Occupational Analysis and Skills Development Recommendations