Looking for a job in the mining industry? Before preparing your application, there are a few things you should keep in mind. In this section you will find information on the following:

  • Mining industry careers
  • Training required
  • Skills recognition
  • The Québec mining industry labour market
  • Mining industry careers

Consult the occupational profiles to learn about the various professions vital to mining company operations. They profile more than 90 different professions. You can easily identify the job requirements and training program(s) needed to enter each of these professions.

Finding a training program

Want to learn about the various training programs that can lead to a career in the mining industry, regardless of your level of education? See the Finding a training program section!

It features over 90 different training programs, the schools offering these programs, and contact information.

Skills recognition

Already have experience as an underground miner but don’t have a vocational diploma? If you want to receive ministerial certification attesting to your skills as an underground miner, the Québec workforce skills recognition service (Service de reconnaissance des compétences de la main-d’œuvre - RCMO) is the place to go. See the RCMO section for more information and learn about the benefits of certification.

The Québec mining industry labour market

Understanding the mining industry labour market is key to identifying the employment opportunities the industry has to offer. You will also be able to identify the careers that are in highest demand and the qualifications needed to stand out from the available labour pool. For employment outlooks, consult the document Estimation des besoins de main-d’œuvre du secteur minier au Québec, 2012-2021 (Estimate of labour needs for the Québec mining sector, 2012–2021).

Stay on top of the latest developments in the Québec mining industry by consulting the news often. Get quick and easy access to our news feed, updated daily. It contains a host of articles to help you stay abreast of industry developments.

We also post lots of interesting articles on various social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. They are also a good source of information about the mining industry.