The purpose of the project is to pilot underground miner training at three different sites across British Columbia.

The underground miner occupation remains to be in high-demand across Canada. After completing the 2017 Mining Labour Market Outlook for B.C., it was determined the underground miner occupation did not have a standardized curriculum framework. As a result, CTEM collaborated with partners to develop site-specific curriculum and to support the launch of pilot projects in urban, rural, and remote locations. Partners include local Indigenous communities, Mining Industry of Human Resource (MiHR), training providers, and operating underground mines. Mine sites in BC have implemented the training and the success of the training model is being transferred to other jurisdictions internationally.