Job for the future Mining Engineers

Average hourly wage

Not available.

Job description

These individuals plan, design, organize, and supervise the development of underground and surface mines, mining facilities, systems and equipment. They prepare and supervise the extraction of minerals and ores. They are employed by:

  • Mining companies
  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Manufacturing plants
  • The public service
  • Research institutes
  • Educational institutions

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

Investigative
People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.
Realistic
People with this profile prefer carrying out concrete tasks and being physically involved in what they do.
Enterprising
People with this profile prefer having responsibilities, influencing others and responding to challenges.

Main tasks

  • Carry out preliminary studies on the ore, mineral deposits, or coal (carbonaceous rock).
  • Assess the economic and environmental feasibility of mining operations.
  • Select safe and efficient methods for the exploitation of mineral deposits and the construction or demolition of structures.
  • Design wells and systems (aeration, traction, support, etc.).
  • Develop and test computer applications to model and map mines and monitor mine conditions.
  • Participate in the design and execution of mine site redevelopment and restoration work.
  • Plan, organize, and supervise the development, operation, and maintenance of mines.
  • Provide cost estimates, schedules, and reports.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of technicians, technologists, and survey personnel.
  • Analyze and follow up on restoration plans and financial guarantees.

Formation

Most training programs are offered in French only.

University

Geological engineering

Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 58.1%

41.9% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 60%

30% of graduates pursue further studies

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Mining and metallurgical engineering

Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 80%

13.3% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 77.8%

22.2% of graduates pursue further studies

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Targeted regions

Last update: February 14, 2024

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