Porcupine Branch


About Us

Our Mission Statement

The CIM Porcupine Branch is a not for profit organization that actively engages the local community, strives for excellence, and aims to become the leading mining professional society in Timmins.

Our Objectives

  • To foster networking, professional development and fraternity
  • To recognize excellence and greatness in the community
  • To facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technology

Our Origins

Timmins was founded in 1912; the community was a "by-product'' of the Porcupine Gold Rush. Situated 680km north of Toronto, the camp attracted men and women eager to find their fortune and carve a name for themselves in ''New Ontario''. Starting in 1907, the area became home to dozens of prospectors who explored the areas around Porcupine Lake and the Frederick House River.


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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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I’m an immigrant to Canada, and when you come over you want to get to know the industry as quickly as possible to help you fit in and to help you transition, so joining CIM was the right thing to do.

Andy Randell, Principal Geologist, SGDS Hive