Mining Essentials: Work Readiness Training for Indigenous Peoples (MiHR Program)

Northern College Funded Training Programs

Mining Essentials: Work Readiness Training for Indigenous Peoples (MiHR Program)

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About this Training Program

The Mining Essentials Program, developed and certified by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), has been designed to increase the involvement and engagement of Indigenous peoples in the mining and exploration sector by providing work ready and essential skills training needed to gain meaningful employment. The program curriculum is based on essential skills profiles developed by MiHR and industry and is taught over a 12-week period; the program is divided between classroom curriculum training and enrichment opportunities such as industry visits, work experience, safety training and environmental education.

Cost: Free
12 weeks
Intake Date(s): 2 intake available
September 20, 2021
October 4, 2021

Pre-requisites (may include but not be limited to):

  • Grade 8 or equivalent; academic testing and a personal interview
  • Complete pre-essential and post-essential skills assessment
  • Complete pre-assessment application items as required by the Mining Industry Human Resource Council

Delivery and Important Information

Training will involve communities, and industry, with the industry providing weeks of job shadowing as a means of students exploring careers and opportunities in mining.

Pathways to Success and Career Opportunities

Program graduates have the skills to seek employment in mining or pursue further education. The importance of demonstrating a positive workplace attitude is also reinforced throughout the program and is necessary for learners to graduate. Graduates from this program may be considered for any other funded mine training program.

Additional information can be found on the Mining Industry Human Resources Council website.

*Registration for this program is currently closed*

Program Partner
Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord
TBD – Northwestern Ontario
Type of Course or Program
Northern College Board Approved Program


  • 17 years of age or older Resident of Ontario
  • Grade 8 level of education or equivalent
  • Self-identify as Indigenous

For more information, please contact:
705-235-3211 x 2270