Program Overview

There is a strong need for workers in all aspects of the mining industry in Saskatchewan. The Mining Industry Pre-employment Program is designed to prepare Indigenous learners who are interested in moving forward on a career path into this industry. The program provides learners with an understanding of the many job possibilities and related requirements for employment in the mining industry, as well as basic hands-on skill development. Learners also develop specific, individual career action plans to guide them in achieving their career goals.

Admission Requirements:

  • Academic Requirements:  Grade 12
  • Non-academic Requirements:  A valid Class 5 driver’s license, as well as strong communication and interpersonal skills. Considerable effort will be made to identify and select candidates who show genuine interest in working in the mining sector. Measures that will be used include information and orientation sessions, interviews (with industry involvement) and job coaching and mentoring. Candidates should also participate in a mine tour arranged through the local SIIT Career Centre.
  • Mining industry requirements:  Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical mobility. Applicants will be required to pass a medical and/or drug test prior to work placement. On some jobs workers may have to work at various heights and in confined spaces.

Career Opportunities:

  • Graduates 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 skills development training initiatives for mining employment. They may also directly seek entry-level employment with mining companies such as PCS and Mosaic.

Delivery Information: 

  • 10 weeks

Graduation Document: 

  • Applied Certificate