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Explore the Mineral Literacy Hub

Mining-related activities have a strong presence in communities across Canada. The Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan is shining a light on Canada’s sustainable and high-technology minerals industry; building community support for sustainable mineral development projects; and highlighting diverse and exciting careers within the mining sector.

Growing Canadians’ understanding of minerals and metals can help to get communities on board and be prepared for exploration and mining projects in their area. Increasing mineral literacy in Canada can also attract new talent for mining-related jobs and encourage investment. Our hub brings together a wealth of resources for Canadians of all ages related to every aspect of the mineral development cycle – from exploration to mine closure to reclamation and remediation. All resources were developed by governments, industry, associations, non-governmental organizations and academia.

Dig into the resources below to learn more about:

  • diverse and exciting careers in the mining sector
  • the role of traditional Indigenous knowledge in the mining development cycle
  • environmental stewardship
  • academic institutions and programs related to mining for those interested in pursuing a career in the mining sector

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BCIT Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology Academic Program British Columbia HTML
BCIT Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering Academic Program British Columbia HTML
Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering Academic Program British Columbia HTML
Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering Academic Program British Columbia HTML
UBC Mining Engineering Program Academic Program British Columbia HTML
Association for Mineral Exploration Association British Columbia HTML
Mining Association of British Columbia Association British Columbia HTML
B.C. Mine Information Website Educational Resource British Columbia HTML
BC Open Textbooks -- British Columbia in a Global Context Educational Resource British Columbia HTML
Further Info -- Mining Educational Resource British Columbia HTML
Mine Audits & Effectiveness Unit Educational Resource British Columbia HTML
Mine Health & Safety Educational Resource British Columbia HTML
MineralsEd Educational Resource British Columbia HTML
Mining Compliance & Enforcement Educational Resource British Columbia HTML
BC Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) Employment Resource British Columbia HTML
BC Jobs: Training and Preparation for Mining Careers Employment Resource British Columbia HTML
BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation Environmental Resource British Columbia HTML
Chief Inspector of Mines' Investigation Report on Mount Polley Environmental Resource British Columbia HTML
Mount Polley Tailings Breach Environmental Resource British Columbia HTML
British Columbia Geological Survey Geoscience British Columbia HTML
Mine Permitting Geoscience British Columbia HTML
Mineral and Coal Exploration Geoscience British Columbia HTML
Mineral Titles Geoscience British Columbia HTML
Draft Principles that Guide the Province of British Columbia's Relationship with Indigenous Peoples Guide British Columbia HTML
AME BC -- Indigenous Relations Indigenous Knowledge British Columbia HTML
Consulting with First Nations Indigenous Knowledge British Columbia HTML
Protecting Knowledge: Traditional Resource Rights in the New Millennium Indigenous Knowledge British Columbia HTML
Trade and Invest British Columbia Investor Resource British Columbia HTML
B.C. Mining Jobs Taskforce Other British Columbia HTML
Government of BC Farming, Natural Resources & Industry Other British Columbia HTML
Major Mines Office Other British Columbia HTML
Department of Geological Sciences -- University of Manitoba Academic Program Alberta HTML
Brandon University Geology Academic Program Alberta HTML
Northern Manitoba Mining Academy Academic Program Alberta HTML
Red River College Academic Program Alberta HTML
University of Winnipeg Geography Program Academic Program Alberta HTML
Mining Association of Manitoba Education Links Academic Program Alberta HTML
Mining Association of Manitoba Inc. Association Alberta HTML
Manitoba Rocks! Educational Resource Alberta HTML
Manitoba Rocks! Teaching Resources Educational Resource Alberta HTML
Geoscience Aware Challenge (in Collaboration with Girl Guides of Canada) Educational Resource Alberta PDF
Mining Association of Manitoba Inc. -- CURRENT JOBS Employment Resource Alberta HTML
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Geoscience Alberta HTML
Manitoba First Nations Mineral Development Protocol Indigenous Knowledge Alberta PDF
Manitoba Mineral Sector Profile Other Alberta HTML
Manitoba Isotope Research Facility Other Alberta HTML
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Other Alberta HTML
Manitoba Mining Advisory Council Other Alberta PDF
University of Saskatchewan Mechanical Engineering, Mining Option Academic Program Saskatchewan HTML
University of Saskatchewan Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering Option Academic Program Saskatchewan HTML
SIIT Trades Pathway Programs -- Mining Industry Pre-employment Program Academic Program Saskatchewan HTML
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Mining Engineering Technology Diploma Academic Program Saskatchewan HTML
Saskatchewan Polytechnic General Mine Safety Awareness Training Program Academic Program Saskatchewan HTML
Saskatchewan Mining Association Association Saskatchewan HTML
SMA Fact Sheets Educational Resource Saskatchewan HTML
SMA Education Outreach Educational Resource Saskatchewan HTML
SMA Lesson Plans Educational Resource Saskatchewan HTML
Resourches for Teachers Grades 6-8 Educational Resource Saskatchewan HTML
SMA Labour Market Reports Employment Resource Saskatchewan HTML
SMA Explore a Career in Mining Employment Resource Saskatchewan HTML
Mineral Exploration and Mining Geoscience Saskatchewan HTML
Saskatchewan Geological Survey Geoscience Saskatchewan HTML
Mineral Tenure Geoscience Saskatchewan HTML
Mineral Administration Registry Saskatchewan (MARS) Geoscience Saskatchewan HTML
Mining Royalties and Taxes Investor Resource Saskatchewan HTML
Saskatchewan Mineral Exploration Tax Credit Investor Resource Saskatchewan HTML
Targeting Mineral Exploration Incentive Investor Resource Saskatchewan HTML
ThinkSask.ca Investor Resource Saskatchewan HTML
Sasktrade Saskatchewan Mining Companies Investor Resource Saskatchewan PDF
Mining Permits Other Saskatchewan HTML
Crown Reserves Other Saskatchewan HTML
Department of Geological Sciences -- University of Manitoba Academic Program Manitoba HTML
Brandon University Geology Academic Program Manitoba HTML
Northern Manitoba Mining Academy Academic Program Manitoba HTML
Red River College Academic Program Manitoba HTML
University of Winnipeg Geography Program Academic Program Manitoba HTML
Mining Association of Manitoba Education Links Academic Program Manitoba HTML
Mining Association of Manitoba Inc. Association Manitoba HTML
Manitoba Rocks! Educational Resource Manitoba HTML
Manitoba Rocks! Teaching Resources Educational Resource Manitoba HTML
Geoscience Aware Challenge (in Collaboration with Girl Guides of Canada) Educational Resource Manitoba PDF
Mining Association of Manitoba Inc. -- CURRENT JOBS Employment Resource Manitoba HTML
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Geoscience Manitoba HTML
Manitoba First Nations Mineral Development Protocol Indigenous Knowledge Manitoba PDF
Manitoba Mineral Sector Profile Other Manitoba HTML
Manitoba Isotope Research Facility Other Manitoba HTML
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Other Manitoba HTML
Manitoba Mining Advisory Council Other Manitoba PDF
Ontario Colleges -- Mining Academic Program Ontario HTML
Mining and Geoscience Scholarships Academic Program Ontario HTML
Brock University Academic Program Ontario HTML
University of Guelph Academic Program Ontario HTML
Lakehead University Academic Program Ontario HTML
Laurentian University Academic Program Ontario HTML
McMaster University Academic Program Ontario HTML
University of Ottawa Academic Program Ontario HTML
Queen's University Academic Program Ontario HTML
University of Toronto Academic Program Ontario HTML
Western University Academic Program Ontario HTML
University of Waterloo Academic Program Ontario HTML
University of Windsor Academic Program Ontario HTML
York University Academic Program Ontario HTML
York University Schulich School of Business Academic Program Ontario HTML
College Boreal Academic Program Ontario HTML
Cambrian College Academic Program Ontario HTML
Canadore College Academic Program Ontario HTML
Confederation College Academic Program Ontario HTML
Fanshawe College Academic Program Ontario HTML
Fleming College Academic Program Ontario HTML
Northern College Academic Program Ontario HTML
Sault College Academic Program Ontario HTML
Haileybury School of Mines Academic Program Ontario HTML
The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) Academic Program Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Association Association Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Association -- Facts and Figures Educational Resource Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Association -- Mining 101 Educational Resource Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Association -- Economic Contribution Educational Resource Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Association -- Health and Safety Educational Resource Ontario HTML
Exploration and Developing Minerals in Ontario Educational Resource Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining and Minerals Educational Resource Ontario HTML
Ontario Specialist High Skills Major Educational Resource Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Association -- Careers Employment Resource Ontario HTML
Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury // Miniere Moderne et Technologie Sudbury Employment Resource Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Association -- Environmental Stewardship Environmental Resource Ontario HTML
ON Gov Geology Geoscience Ontario HTML
ON Gov Mining Lands Administration Geoscience Ontario HTML
ON Gov Land Tenure and Geoscience Resources Geoscience Ontario HTML
Invest in Ontario -- Mining Investor Resource Ontario HTML
Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Investor Resource Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Association -- Community Engagement Other Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Association -- MAP Other Ontario HTML
Ontario's Mineral Development Strategy Other Ontario HTML
Ontario's Mining Act Other Ontario HTML
Ontario Mining Program (Mining Blitzes, Health and Safety) Other Ontario HTML
McGill University -- Materials Engineering Academic Program Quebec HTML
McGill University -- Mining Engineering Academic Program Quebec HTML
Cegep de l'Abitibi-Temiscamingue -- Technologie Minerale (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Cegep de l'Abitibi-Temiscamingue -- Gestion des organisations pour les premieres nations et les Inuits (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Cegep de Thetford -- Technologie Minerale Specilalisation en mineralurgie (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Cegep de Sept-Iles -- Technologie Minerale (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Polytechnique Montreal -- Baccalaureat en Genie des mines (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Universite du Quebec en Abitibi Temiscaminge -- Baccalaureat en Genie des Mines (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Universite du Quebec en Abitibi Temiscaminge -- Certificat en electromeganique miniere (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Universite du Quebec en Abitibi Temiscaminge -- Maitrise en Genie Mineral (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Universite du Quebec en Abitibi Temiscaminge -- Doctorat en Genie Mineral (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Universite du Quebec en Abitibi Temiscaminge -- Doctorat en Sciences de L'environnement (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Universite Laval -- Baccalaureat cooperatif en genie des mines et de la mineralurgie (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Universite Laval -- Baccalaureat en genie geologique (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Universite Laval -- Baccalaureat cooperatif en genie des materiaux et de la metallurgie (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
Universite Laval -- Baccalaureat en genie geomatique (French only) Academic Program Quebec HTML
AEMQ Association Quebec HTML
Explore Les Mines "Espace Jeunesse" Educational Resource Quebec HTML
Explore Les Mines Occupation Profiles Employment Resource Quebec HTML
Explore Les Mines Job Seekers Employment Resource Quebec HTML
Explore Les Mines Training Programs Employment Resource Quebec HTML
Mining Reclamation Environmental Resource Quebec HTML
Quebec MERN Geology Geoscience Quebec HTML
Government Land-use Planning Guidelines Geoscience Quebec HTML
Mineral Resource Maps Geoscience Quebec HTML
Quebec Geological and Mining Map Geoscience Quebec HTML
Interactive Map of Mining Data (SIGEOM) Geoscience Quebec HTML
Quebec MERN Publications Guide Quebec HTML
Investissement Quebec Mining Investor Resource Quebec HTML
Le Plan Nord Investor Resource Quebec HTML
Quebec MERN Investor Resource Quebec HTML
Quebec MERN GESTIM Plus: Mining Title Management System Other Quebec HTML
Quebec MERN Review of Critical and Strategic Minerals Other Quebec HTML
Quebec MERN Native Community Consultation Policy Other Quebec HTML
Mining Tax Other Quebec HTML
Quebec MERN Mining Industry Other Quebec HTML
Quebec Mines and Energie Other Quebec HTML
Quebec MERN Transparency Measures Quebec HTML
Mining Rights Quebec HTML
Comite sectoriel de main d'oevre de l'industrie des mines -- Mining Industry Quebec HTML
College of the North Atlantic GIS Applications Specialist Academic Program Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Keyin College Heavy Equipment Operator Academic Program Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Memorial University Earth Sciences Academic Program Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Memorial University Engineering and Applied Science Academic Program Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Memorial University Environment and Sustainability Academic Program Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Memorial University in Geographic Information Sciences Academic Program Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Memorial University Geography Academic Program Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Memorial University Process Engineering Academic Program Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum -- Newfoundland and Labrador Branch Association Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Newfoundland & Labrador Prospectors Association Association Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Minerals of Newfoundland and Labrador Educational Resource Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Heritage Newfoundland & Labrador -- Mining Educational Resource Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Once Upon a Mine Educational Resource Newfoundland and Labrador PDF
Just for Teacher Educational Resource Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Geoscience Online Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Junior Exploration Assistance Program Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Geology Map of Newfoundland Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador PDF
Mineral Occurrence Data System: MODS Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Drill Core Information Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Geoscience Reports and Maps Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Mineral Commodity Series Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
GeoFiles Collection Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
GeoScience OnLine Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
NFLD Geological Survey Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Geological Maps Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
NFLD Invest in Mining Investor Resource Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
NFLD Heritage -- Mining Other Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Mining Industry NL Investor Resource Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Visual Capitalist -- The Labrador Trough & Canada's New Iron Rush Other Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
Mines Maps Geoscience Newfoundland and Labrador HTML
University of New Brunswick Fredericton Faculty of Engineering Academic Program New Brunswick HTML
Mining in New Brunswick: Lesson Plan Educational Resource New Brunswick HTML
GeoNB Geoscience New Brunswick HTML
GNB Mineral Exploration Map Geoscience New Brunswick HTML
GNB Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development -- Minerals and Petroleum Other New Brunswick HTML
GNB Exploration Incentives Other New Brunswick HTML
New Brunswick Prospectors & Developers Association Other New Brunswick HTML
Dalhousie University Mineral Resource Engineering Academic Program Nova Scotia HTML
Saint Mary's University Mining Engineering Program Academic Program Nova Scotia HTML
Mining Association of Nova Scotia Association Nova Scotia HTML
Not Your Grandfather's Mining Industry Educational Resource Nova Scotia HTML
Government of Nova Scotia Mining Education Resources Educational Resource Nova Scotia HTML
Cape Breton Miners Museum: Educational Resources Educational Resource Nova Scotia HTML
Fundy Geological Museum Educational Resources Educational Resource Nova Scotia HTML
Minerals in our Lives Educational Resource Nova Scotia HTML
Not Your Grandfather's Mining Industry -- Jobs Employment Resource Nova Scotia HTML
Guide to preparing an EA Registration Document for Mining Environmental Resource Nova Scotia PDF
Environmental Geology and Land Use Geoscience Nova Scotia HTML
Nova Scotia Mineral Incentive Program: Marketing Grants Other Nova Scotia docx
Nova Scotia Mineral Resources Development Fund Other Nova Scotia HTML
Prospectors Education Program Other Nova Scotia HTML
NovaRoc Registry of Claims Other Nova Scotia HTML
NS Exploration Other Nova Scotia HTML
University of PEI Bachelor/PhD of Environmental Studies Academic Program Prince Edward Island HTML
UPEI Bachelor of Sustainable Design Engineering Academic Program Prince Edward Island HTML
Prince Edward Island Mineral Resources Act Other Prince Edward Island HTML
Mariner's Cove Mining Company Other Prince Edward Island HTML
Employment Central Yukon Employment Resource Yukon HTML
Yukon Conservation Society Environmental Resource Yukon HTML
Current and Abandoned Hard Rock Mines Environmental Resource Yukon HTML
Yukon Mining Map Index Geoscience Yukon HTML
Major Mine Licensing Map Geoscience Yukon HTML
Traditional Territory and Settlement Land Indigenous Knowledge Yukon HTML
Mineral Rights on Settlement Land Indigenous Knowledge Yukon HTML
First Nation Participation and Consultation Indigenous Knowledge Yukon HTML
Yukon Mining Alliance/Invest Yukon Investor Resource Yukon HTML
Mineral Exploration Funding Applications Investor Resource Yukon HTML
Invest Yukon Newsletter Investor Resource Yukon HTML
Yukon Prospectors Association Other Yukon HTML
Yukon Mineral Development Strategy Other Yukon HTML
Mining projects and Yukon First Nations Other Yukon HTML
Yukon Chamber of Mines Investor Resource Yukon HTML
Yukon Mining Investor Resource Yukon HTML
Mine Training Society Academic Program Northwest Territories HTML
Aurora College Environment and Natural Resources Technology Diploma Academic Program Northwest Territories HTML
Aurora College Heavy Equipment Operator Academic Program Northwest Territories HTML
Aurora College Introduction to the Mining Industry Academic Program Northwest Territories HTML
Northern Mineral Industry Jobs Employment Resource Northwest Territories HTML
NWT Mining Hiring Requirements and Available Talent Forecast Employment Resource Northwest Territories PDF
ITI -- The Good of Mining: Jobs and Training Employment Resource Northwest Territories HTML
Prospecting Support Program -- Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Geoscience Northwest Territories HTML
NWT Geological Survey Geoscience Northwest Territories HTML
NWT Geological Survey Mining Incentive Program Geoscience Northwest Territories HTML
ITI -- Laws and Regulations Guide Northwest Territories HTML
ITI -- Guide to Mineral Deposits in the NWT Guide Northwest Territories HTML
Northwest Territories Mineral Development Strategy Other Northwest Territories PDF
NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines -- Industry Events Other Northwest Territories HTML
NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines Other Northwest Territories HTML
NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines -- Resources Other Northwest Territories HTML
ITI -- Mines and Minerals Other Northwest Territories HTML
ITI -- Mining Recorder's Office Other Northwest Territories HTML
ITI -- Royalties Other Northwest Territories HTML
ITI -- Programs and Services Other Northwest Territories HTML
ITI -- Publications Other Northwest Territories HTML
Nunavut Arctic College Academic Program Nunavut HTML
Mining North Works Mining Cycle Educational Resource Nunavut HTML
Mining North Works! Careers (incl. career catalogue) Employment Resource Nunavut HTML
Mining North Works! Mining Jobs Employment Resource Nunavut HTML
Mining North Works! Exploration Jobs Employment Resource Nunavut HTML
NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines Northern Mineral Industry Jobs Employment Resource Nunavut HTML
Nunavut Geoscience Geoscience Nunavut HTML
Nunavut Mineral Exploration Mining and Geoscience Overview Geoscience Nunavut HTML
Mining North Works! Other Nunavut HTML
Mining North Works for Nunavut Other Nunavut HTML
NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines Other Nunavut HTML
Nunavut Mining Symposium Other Nunavut HTML
North of 60 Mining News Other Nunavut HTML
Canadian Mining & Energy Other Nunavut HTML
Mining and Minerals in Nunvaut (CIRNAC website) Nunavut HTML
Canadian Mining and Energy -- Educational Mining and Energy Programs offered in Western Canada Academic Program Other HTML
CIM -- A Chronology of Minerals Development in Canada Educational Resource Other PDF
Visual Capitalist -- A Clear Look at Diamonds Educational Resource Other HTML
United States Environmental Protection Agency -- Case of the Broken Loop Educational Resource Other PDF
Visual Capitalist -- Copper: The Essential Metal Educational Resource Other HTML
Visual Capitalist -- Graphite: Driving Force behind Green Technology Educational Resource Other HTML
MineralsEd -- Green Uses of Minerals Table Educational Resource Other PDF
It Comes From a Mine Educational Resource Other PDF
It Comes From a Mine Educational Resource Other PDF
Visual Capitalist -- Magnetite: The Future of Iron Ore Educational Resource Other HTML
Visual Capitalist -- Manganese: Powering the Next Generation of Lithium-ion Batteries Educational Resource Other HTML
MineralsEd -- Minerals in Your Home Activity Book (Intermediate) Educational Resource Other PDF
MineralsEd -- Minerals in Your Home Activity Book (Primary) Educational Resource Other PDF
Visual Capitalist -- Nickel: Where Form Meets Function Educational Resource Other HTML
MineralsEd -- Search for a Hidden Resource (Video) Educational Resource Other HTML
Visual Capitalist -- Tungsten: An Industrial Metal with Unstable Supply Educational Resource Other HTML
Mineralogical Association of Canada -- World of Minerals Educational Resource Other HTML
MineralsEd -- Zinc: The Great Protector Educational Resource Other HTML
University of Waterloo -- Minerals for Kids Educational Resource Other HTML
Mining Matters -- Resources/Education Educational Resource Other HTML
Mining Matters -- School Programs/Teachers Educational Resource Other HTML
Mining Matters -- Indigenous Communities Education and Outreach Programs Educational Resource Other HTML
Minerals Education Coalition Database Educational Resource Other HTML
ESRI Canada -- Education and Research Educational Resource Other HTML
MiHR Career Development Employment Resource Other HTML
MiHR Labour Market Information Employment Resource Other HTML
MiHR Training and Certification Employment Resource Other HTML
Mining Watch Canada Publications Guide Other HTML
Mining Industry Human Resources Council Other Other HTML
MiHR -- Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP) Other Other HTML
Mining Technology Other Other HTML
Canadian Mining Journal Other Other HTML
The Canadian Ecology Centre -- Digging Deep Other HTML
Canadian Arctic Resources Committee Other HTML
Edumine Educational Resource Canada HTML
EdGEO Educational Resource Canada HTML
Mineral Geoscience Geoscience Canada HTML
Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences Geoscience Canada HTML
Canadian Geoscience Education Network Geoscience Canada HTML
NRCan -- A History of Mining and Mineral Exploration in Canada Canada PDF
NRCan -- Canada-Wide Mineral Production Statistics Canada HTML