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Post Secondary
Post secondary Institutions, Associations and Information Portals within BC (and beyond) that have a focus on Geoscience and Mining related training programs.

! Please note that these are not comprehensive listings of all programs at each institution. They constitute a partial list of programs, certificates, diplomas and departments related to pursuing a career in the minerals industry in BC and Canada.

Associations and Information Portals

Industry Training Authority (ITA)
The Mining Industry Human Resource (MiHR) Guide for Aboriginal Communities
The MiHR Mining Education and Training Programs (includes postsecondary institutions and programs all across Canada)
Resource Training Organization (RTO)
Worksafe BC - Certification and Training

Geoscience and Mining related programs in BC Colleges and Universities

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Programs at BCIT include:
  • Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology
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  • Assaying
  • Engineering
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Trades and Apprenticeships
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • And more...
College of New Caledonia
Programs at College of New Caledonia include:
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Technology
  • Mining Resource Industry Certificate
College of the Rockies
Programs at College of the Rockies include:
  • Mining Apprenticeship Program
Camosun College
Programs at Camosun College include:
  • Advanced Diploma in Mining Engineering Bridge
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Apprenticeship (Trades)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Programs at Kwantlen include:
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Millwright (Industrial Mechanic)
Vancouver Island University
Programs at Vancouver Island University include:
  • Earth Science
  • Natural Resources Extension
North Island College
Programs at North Island College include:
  • Electronics Technician Core Certificate
  • Heavy Duty and Commercial Transport Mechanics Foundation
  • Industrial Automation Technician
  • Culinary Arts
Northern Lights College
Programs at Northern Lights College include:
  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Land Reclamation
  • Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Entry Level Trades Training
  • Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic
Northwest Community College, School of Exploration and Mining
Programs at NWCC include:
  • Camp Management
  • Drill Core Technician
  • Environmental Monitor Assistant
  • Prospector Basic Training
Okanagan College
Programs at Okanagan College include:
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Trades and Apprenticeships
  • Geography & Earth and Environmental Science
Thompson Rivers University
Programs at TRU include:
  • Trades and Technology
  • Geography and Geomatics
  • Natural Resource Science
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby and Downtown Vancouver Campuses)
Programs at SFU include:
  • Earth Sciences
  • Centre for Sustainable Community Development
University of British Columbia (Vancouver and Okanagan Campuses)
Programs at UBC include:
  • Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mining Engineering
University of Northern British Columbia
Programs at UNBC include:
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
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Geoscience and Mining related Trades, Technical Skills and Apprenticeship Programs (BC and beyond)

Apprentice Trades
Aboriginal Mine Works Program
Aboriginal Minerals Training and Employment Program (AMTEP)
Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources (BEAHR) - Aboriginal Flemming College
Haileybury School of Mines (HSM) - Northern College (Ontario)
Industry Training Organizations
Mine Training Society (MTS) (Northwest Territories)
VanAsep Heavy Equipment Operators Training Program
Women in Trades, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) (Saskatchewan)

CTEM Career Pathways Guidebook Canadian Mining Education & Training Programs BCIT - Build Your Mining Career on a Rock-solid Base Canadian ESCI and Geology Programs  
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