Societies & Branches

CIM Technical Societies

CIM’s 10 technical societies strive to promote the development of the many facets of Canada’s minerals, metals, materials and petroleum industries. Technically driven, they come together to discuss issues of concern in their specific field pertaining to the discovery, production and utilization of resources.

As part of their mission, CIM technical societies arrange for specialized conferences, courses and publications; bestow scholarships and awards; as well as maintain channels of communication with government departments and academic institutions. They rely heavily on the leadership of dedicated volunteer members whose commitment to excellence enables CIM to achieve its goals in the various industry sectors.


There are over 30 active Branches grouped within six Districts across Canada and one International District. Branches are organized geographically to address the local needs of Members. They discuss regional issues concerning the industry and undertake CIM’s mission at a local level.


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