Hard Rock Mining Program

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Program Description

Are you interested in working in the mining industry? If so, this is a great place to start!

The Hard Rock Mining Program is designed to prepare those interested in the mining industry to move forward on a career path in the industry. Students will also develop an understanding of the many job possibilities and related requirements for employment in the mining industry as well as some basic hands-on skill development. This program includes a combination of classroom, shop and lab training, as well as fieldwork.

Should you have any questions about the program, please reach out to the Admissions Team at or call 306-477-9325.


Admission Requirements

  • Applicants need to be registered with an SIIT Career Centre and take the Predictive Index assessment.

Industry Requirements

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical agility
  • Some employment opportunities require individuals to work at heights and in confined spaces

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).


  • HRMN 100 – Essential Skills for Mining Industry (210 hours)
  • HRMN 110 – Mining Industry Processes (90 hours)

Tuition and Fees

Eligible students can expect to pay little to no tuition or fees to participate in this program.

What to Expect

Delivery Method

This program is ten (10) weeks in length – and consists of a combination of classroom, shop training, and fieldwork.

Attendance Policy

An attendance of 90% is required to graduate from this program.


Students who successfully complete the Hard Rock Mining program will earn an Applied Certificate from SIIT. Students must pass all courses in the program to graduate.


The assessment method for this program is pass/fail.

Career & Post-Secondary Opportunities

Graduates of this program will develop a detailed career action plan outlining the steps required to become employed in the mining sector. They will be eligible to apply to specific skill development training initiatives for mining employment. Graduates may also directly seek entry-level employment with mining companies such as Nutrien and Mosaic.

For assistance finding employment, please contact your local SIIT Career Centre.

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