The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries.
CIM was formed only 31 years after Canada was founded. The Institute was incorporated in 1898 by an Act of the Parliament of Canada as the Canadian Mining Institute. In 1920, it became the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and in 1990, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
CIM's members, convened from industry, academia and government, help shape, lead and connect Canada’s mining industry, both within our borders and across the globe.
CIM is a proud member of the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance.
Strategic Plan 2021
CIM’s new strategic plan focuses on a three-year outlook consisting of three phases: Recalibrate (2021), Renew (2022) and Revitalize (2023).
- Curate Knowledge
- Drive Innovation
- Develop Expertise
- Foster Connections
- Recognize Excellence
- Engage Society
Together with our technical societies, local branches, regional chapters, expert committees, student chapters and dedicated volunteers, we will collectively advance a sustainable future through our mineral resources
- Member-focused Institute
- Industry Needs
- Innovation & Best Practices
- Constituent Enablement
- Volunteer Engagement
- Sister/Peer Partner Alignment
We help our members and the Canadian minerals industry make an impact and obtain a competitive edge through our OneCIM global community - a gateway to a world of knowledge