Mineral exploration, mining and aggregates are industries that few know about and even fewer understand. BC has become a centre of excellence in knowledge and best practices for the global industry.


Our industry is hard to understand sometimes. It is diverse having jobs from counting fish to computer programing to truck driving. Check out the resouces in this section to better understand the industry and the jobs that are in them.

Information on the industries and a selection of jobs in the can be found in the Explore for More Brochure.  

Resources are provided in the tabs below and on other pages within this section.  They have been created by the B.C. Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) and the BC HR Taskforce: Exploration, Mining, Stone, Sand, and Gravel (Task Force). Information on projects completed by the Task Force can be found undert the 'Related Documents' section on the far righthand side of this page.

Speakers Package



The Task Force has built an overview presentation on the need for minerals, the sector, and the types of careers.  You are welcome to use it as is, edit it by removing or adding information, or enhance it with videos provided on the video page. 

You can find a high resolution version of the powerpoint and the speakers-notes on the downloads page.

- Modern Mining in British Columbia Presentation 

- Modern Mining in British Columbia Speakers Notes