Career Development

A Career in Mining is More Than You Think


Are you interested in a career in mining? The industry offers over 120 different types of jobs, so it can be difficult to narrow down your search. Check out these pages to help you zero in on specific mining occupations (nearly 50!) in a series of profiles that explore personal preferences and aptitudes, and describe what a particular job entails.

Mining: It’s More Than You Think!

Gearing Up: Developing Mining Talent Through Work-Integrated Learning

MiHR’s Gearing Up Program is helping shape the next generation of Canada’s mining workers!

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Occupational Profiles

There are more than 120 occupations in the mining industry! Explore detailed career profiles for many of the jobs found in mining operations.

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Career Quiz

Would a career in mining be a good fit for you? Find out now!

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Career Map

The interactive Mining Operations Career Map is your gateway to access information about each of these occupations, including the typical pathway you’ll need to follow to get there.

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Mining Careers Videos

The following videos offer a snapshot of what it’s like to work in the Canadian mining industry.

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Information for Newcomers to Canada

Information to address some of the specific challenges that immigrants might face when thinking about a life in Canada’s mining industry.

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Mining Potential

Essential and work readiness skills development for women, youth and newcomers.

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