Underground Miner Training

CTEM is working with mine sites and post-secondary training providers provincially to develop underground miner curriculum

Underground Miner Training

The Underground Miner Training program is a new, blended training method which supports off-site and on-site mine training. It provides participants with practical knowledge and experience that is aligned with site-specific needs, provincial regulations and national standards. The training and skills recognition supports transferable skills and skills upgrading for the participant and provides confidence to the employers of the skills acquired to do the job safely and efficiently.

Click HERE to watch the Underground Mining Training Program video 

CTEM is pleased to support this collaborative initiative between BC communities, industry, and post-secondary institutions. The curriculum provides a framework for theory and hands-on experience to respect the different extraction methods and will be implemented at sites across the province. The current phase of the project will explore implementation of training at urban, rural, and remote sites across the province.


To learn how to participate, contact info@bc-ctem.ca or view the deliverables to date HERE.

Interested in supporting the Underground Miner Project? A Request for Proposals is currently open on BC Bid. Closing date is September 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST.


CTEM is greatly appreciative to the provincial government for its support of this initiative, as well as to the partners listed below who provided invaluable perspective and wisdom in the development of the framework. Additional recognition goes to collaborative efforts of Mining Industry Human Resource Council, Thompson Rivers University and New Gold New Afton Mine for leading the initial testing of the format.

Participating partners in the project to date include:

Avino Silver and Gold Mines Ltd.  B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training • B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources • Coast Mountain College • Golder Associates Ltd. • Mining Industry Human Resources Council • New Gold Inc. • North Island College • Sandvik Canada Inc. • Seabridge Gold Inc. • St'at'imc Eco-Resources • Thompson Rivers University