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Mining Engineer (NOC 2143 / 21330)


It is required to work as a Mining Engineer with a formal 4 year degree qualifications. However, many employers prefer individuals to have qualifications in the field of Mining, metallurgy or geology.

In addition, the following qualifications are recommended and may be required:

  1. A qualification in mining with a focus on development/extraction of minerals. This Bachelor’s/Master degree majoring in geology, mining operation, mine design, metallurgy, and environmental reclamation.
  2. Three year university level diploma holders may considered under this profile.


Mining Engineer skills

  • Preparing operation and project cost estimates and production schedules, and reporting progress, production and costs compared to budget
  • Determine and advise on appropriate drilling and blasting methods for mining, construction or demolition.
  • Design, develop and implement computer applications such as for mine design, mine modelling, mapping or for monitoring mine conditions
  • Design shafts, ventilation systems, mine services, haulage systems and supporting structures.
  • Planning and coordinating the utilisation of labour and equipment consistent with efficiency targets, statutes, safety guidelines and environmental conditions
  • Planning and conducting research and providing advice on engineering operations for the exploration, location and extraction.


Mining Engineer responsibilities

Plans and directs the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals from the earth.


Particular responsibilities often include:

  • Instrumentation, designing and control systems
  • Prepare material cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications
  • Meeting both technical and client’s needs.


Median Wages: CAD 46.88 / hour

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