BC’s mining industry has 120 careers; if you want to work in an industry that values and recognizes all your skills, including emerging technical and aptitude skills, there is a career for you.

By working with industry, training providers, Indigenous groups, and communities, CTEM identifies pathways for job seekers to gain in-demand skills and training that will lead them towards rewarding and long-term careers.


Have technical skills and a can-do attitude, there is a job for you in the mining industry. Technical and aptitude skills are in high-demand by employers, as the industry continues to evolve. For example, mining operations are increasingly using autonomous technologies and artificial intelligence (AI), which has created the need for the current workforce to gain new technical skills, and to attract new workers with these skills.

Technical skills can include:

  • Innovative problem solving
  • Data analytics
  • GIS mapping
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CTEM supports collaborative and innovative training for BC’s mining industry. As an example, CTEM created a training pathway for the underground miner occupation after its labour market research determined there was a gap in a provincial training standard. As a result, CTEM launched BC’s underground miner training program that is being piloted in remote, rural and urban locations across the province.

Throughout this project, CTEM created a training pathway that illustrates the process for developing innovative training programs. 

Training Development

  1. Partner Confirmation
  2. Funding Framework
  3. Curriculum Development
  4. Credential Validation

Training Implementation

  1. Participant Selection
  2. Skills for Success & Common Competency (Optional)
    1. Skills upgrading (as needed)
    2. Wrap around support services (as needed)
  3. Training Delivery
  4. Training Certificate
  5. Skills Validation
  6. Evaluation

Participant Employment


With over 120 careers in BC’s mining industry, CTEM identified in-demand careers. For more details about these careers, please visit Work BC or Mining Industry Human Resource Council (MiHR) websites.

Land Surveyors
Geological and Mineral Technicians and Technologists
Chemical Technicians and Technologists
Drafting Technicians and Technologists
Heavy Equipment Operators
Underground Production and Development Miners
Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
Heavy-Duty Equipment Technicians
Truck Drivers
Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics
Industrial Electricians
Primary Production Managers
Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying

Career Pathway Resources

There are over 120 careers in the BC minerals industry. Information on various occupations are now just a click away.

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