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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

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.

Featured Content

The Undergound Miner Training Program

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. Learn more:

Engagement - 200 communities in BC benefit from CTEM resources!

The Mining Careers Guidebook - Edition 2 has pased a new milestone by reaching over 200 communities across BC! The Guidebook showcases careers in the BC mining industry and where you can find training for them. 

Check out the electronic version of the Guidebook on our Downloads page. If you would like a hard copy e-mail CTEM.