Canada – Job Trends – Mining Engineer
Posted on December 30, 2020
Mining engineers are involved in the planning, design, organization and supervision of the development of mines, mine facilities, systems and equipment; and supervise the extraction of metals from underground or surface mines. They are employed by mining companies, consulting engineering companies, manufacturers, government bodies and research institutions.
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The median wage for this profession is approximately 46.8 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan where it is 38.4 dollars per hour.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Prince Edward Island||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- Analytical skills
- Analyze information
- Inspection and testing
- Research and investigation
- Communication skills
- Professional communication
- Advice and consultation
- Engineering and Technology
- Applied technologies
- Mechanics and Machinery
- Law and Public Safety
- Public Safety and Security
- Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles
- Mining installation, maintenance and repair
- Co-ordination and Organization
- Manufacturing and Production
- Processing and Production
- Mathematics and Science
- Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for mining engineers is fair in Canada.
There will be more job openings than job seekers for this position in the next ten years. Few vacancies may not get filled due to skill shortage.
- A bachelor’s degree in mining engineering or in a related area of engineering is required.
- A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline.
- Licensing of skilled engineers by a provincial or territorial association is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer.
- After graduation from an approved training program and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice exam, they are eligible for registration.
Professional license requirements
Before you can start working, you may need to get a professional license from a regulatory authority.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta|
|British Columbia||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba|
|New Brunswick||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Northwest Territories||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Nova Scotia||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia|
|Nunavut||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Ontario||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers Ontario|
|Prince Edward Island||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island|
|Québec||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan|
|Yukon||Mining Engineer||Regulated||Engineers of Yukon|
- To determine the economic and environmental viability of future mining activities, perform preliminary surveys and studies of ore, mineral or coal deposits
- Determine the suitable means of safe and effective mining of deposits
- Determine and advise on suitable methods for mining, construction or demolition for drilling and blasting
- Building shafts, ventilation systems, mine installations, transport systems and support structures Construction, creation and implementation of computer applications such as mine design, mine modelling, mapping or monitoring of mine conditions
- Plan and build or pick, in cooperation with other engineering experts, mining equipment and machinery and mineral treatment machinery and equipment
- Plan, coordinate and oversee the construction and operation of mines and mine structures, and maintenance
- Construction of mines and mine structures and the operation and maintenance of mines
- Prepare forecasts of operations and programmes, schedules and reports
- Implement and organize systems for mine protection
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