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Mining engineers plan, design, organize and supervise the development of mines, mine facilities, systems and equipment; and prepare and supervise the extraction of metallic or non-metallic minerals and ores from underground or surface mines. Mining engineers are employed by mining companies, consulting engineering companies, manufacturers, government and in educational and research institutions. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, incl. typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- Mining Engineering Overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Sokanu: Mining and Geological Engineer - occupational videos and info (U.S.)
- Career Profile: Mining Engineer - Mining Industry Human Resources Council
- Profile: Mining Engineer-In-Training (EIT) - from Talent Egg
The University of Manitoba does not offer a degree in Mining engineering. Please view the links below for more information about training programs in North America. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique goals, speak with a Career Consultant.
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Engineers Salary Survey - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
- Mining Industry HR Council - Canadian labour market and industry information
- Canada's Best Jobs 2018: The Top 25 - Engineering Manager (#2) - Canadian Business magazine
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM)
- Canadian Geotechnical Society
- Manitoba Section
- The Engineering Institute of Canada
- Canadian Engineering Regulatory Organizations - Engineers Canada
- Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
- Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (U.S.)
- National Society of Professional Engineers (U.S.)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Manitoba
- Mining Association of Canada - member companies
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