Professional Development

CIM can help Canadian professional engineers and geoscientists earn continuing professional development credits (CPDs)

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Formal activity (program participation)

  • Attend CIM branch- and society-level training programs
  • Take part in short courses and workshops arranged by CIM’s technical societies
  • Obtain the latest information relevant to your field through CIM’s technical webinars
  • Participate on a CIM Committee in areas such as Standards, Guidelines and Best Practices for Resource and Reserve Definition; Diversity and Inclusion; and others
  • Develop and apply forward-thinking leadership skills through CIM’s Leading in Mining program

Informal activity (attendance and participation)

  • Attend CIM’s national and branch-level events, especially those that feature technical and career-relevant presentations
  •   Learn about the latest developments in you field during the annual CIM Convention and EXPO featuring a comprehensive multi-stream technical program
  • Learn about new standards, best practices and related guidelines through the Global Mining Standards Group, CAS-ISO, and technical sessions at conferences
  • Participate in CIM society conferences such as the Canadian Mineral Processors Conference; Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability/Mine Operators’ Conference; and the Conference of Metallurgists
  • Take part in other CIM-sponsored seminars and meetings such as MEMO, APCOM, etc.
  • Acquire and/or update your knowledge through CIM’s technical webinars and workshops
  • Attend a CIM Distinguished Lecture
  • Mentor a student or young professional at the branch or national level
  • Support students seeking to present a paper at a conference or submit a paper to CIM Journal for peer review

Participation (volunteer engagement)

  • Serve on CIM Council and/or one of its various committees
  • Serve on CIM branch and society executive bodies
  • Contribute to conference organizing committees and technical program committees
  • Participate in government-related activities on CIM’s behalf (e.g. attending trade missions, interacting with foreign dignitaries, etc.)
  • Contribute to CIM-government initiatives such as the Centre for Excellence in CSR
  • Join groups related to new areas of development such as rare earths and chromite, genomics and mining, and others
  • Become a social media “champion” by helping to disseminate information to a broader audience 


  • Be a CIM Distinguished Lecturer
  • Present at CIM events at the national, society and branch levels
  • Be part of international delegations that feature CIM’s contribution to the industry

Contribution to knowledge

  • Participate in CIM’s Standards, Best Practices and Valuation committees
  • Participate in CIM’s effort to develop and disseminate CSR best practices and contribute to CIM’s development of an online mining safety portal
  • Submit articles for publication in CIM Magazine
  • Submit technical papers to CIM Journal and Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly
  • Serve as peer reviewer for any CIM-published journal, through participating CIM society
  • Peer review for CIM special projects such as the CSR initiative
  • Help educate society by volunteering in for CIM’s Mining for Society (M4S) program

CIM Webinar Series

September 19, 2019

First of the CIM Webinar Series, featuring Donna Beneteau and Sarina Gersher

McGill Seminars

September 23-27, 2019

Geostatistical Mineral Resource Estimation & Meeting The New Regulatory Environment

McGill Seminars

October 8-9, 2019

Mineral Project Evaluation: Due Diligence, Data, Dcf, and Risk

Become a CIM Member

A CIM membership can help enhance your professional profile, develop your business network and build your company’s profile. The Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum offers multiple membership types, with different levels of engagement to meet any mining industry professional’s business needs and career goals.

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