Mining Industry Pre-Employment 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 Mining Industry Pre-Employment Program is designed to prepare those interested in pursuing careers in the mining industry with an understanding of and the skills training required for the many employment opportunities that exist within the industry. Students will also develop specific, individualized career action plans to guide them to achieve their career goals. This program includes classroom training, mine site tours, life skills training, career planning, and safety tickets.

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


Admission Requirements

  • One of the following: Grade 12, Adult 12, or GED
  • A clean criminal record check for at least the last 7 years
  • Valid Driver’s License

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).


  • MIPP 100 – Communications & Computer Basics (60 hours)
  • MIPP 110 – Mining Industry Processes (60 hours)
  • MIPP 120 – Career Decision Making in the Mining Industry (60 hours)
  • MIPP 130 – Workplace Skills Development (60 hours)
  • MIPP 140 – Exploring the Workplace (70 hours)

Tuition, Fees, and Funding

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 work experience in a mine.

Attendance Policy

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


Students who successfully complete the Mining Industry Pre-Employment program will earn an Applied Certificate from SIIT. Students must pass all courses in the program to graduate.


Classroom tests, assignments, and practical tasks form the assessment for the program.

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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