The mining industry in Northern Saskatchewan is facing a shortage of skilled underground mine workers. To help develop a homegrown mining labour force, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has partnered with mining companies and Northlands College to offer three innovative programs: Underground Mining Core, Underground Mining Raise Boring and Underground Mining Shaft Operations.
Underground Mining Core is the introductory program. If you’re interested in working in Northern Saskatchewan’s mining industry, this is your starting point.
Mining can be a physically demanding career. You need to be comfortable working around heavy machinery and equipment; you also need to be comfortable working underground. But the biggest key to success is a commitment to safety.
Underground Mining Core is an applied certificate program that provides basic entry-level skills in mine safety and radiation safety. The program is offered in rural or remote communities as well as at operating mine sites in Northern Saskatchewan.
You’ll learn about the mining industry and key stages in the mining process: exploration, development, production and decommissioning. You’ll also learn about:
Earning an Underground Mining Core certificate prepares you for entry-level positions with mining companies and contractors in Northern Saskatchewan. With additional experience and training, you can advance to become a development or production miner.
Program delivery depends on industry demand.
For information regarding program dates and registration, contact Northlands College. For all other inquiries, contact Allan Willms at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-765-1613.
Standard First Aid and CPR Heartsaver " A" AED (FAID 1001) is not a requirement to graduate from the program but it is offered as part of the program to satisfy safety and due diligence.
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Application must be made directly to Northlands College. Call Northlands toll free at 1-888-311-1185.
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