Mining Essentials: A Work Readiness Training Program for Aboriginal People

Initiative Description: 

Mining Essentials is a 12 week pre-employment training program for Aboriginal Peoples who are interested in career options in mining. The program teaches Essential Skills and work readiness skills required to be considered for an entry-level position in the mining industry. It was developed with input from mining companies and First Nation, Métis and Inuit representatives from across Canada. Organizations interested in becoming training sites must provide MiHR and the AFN with a Demonstration of Capacity. A guide to assist in planning for Mining Essentials delivery is available on-line.


Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Pascale Larouche