Mineral Processing Operator

Northern Training Division
Credential Earned: Training Certificate
Campus: Timmins
Program Length: 12 Weeks

Cost: Free

Type of Course or Program: Northern College Board Approved Program Certificate

Additional Location Information: Timmins and Detour Lake Mine

Start Dates: November 7, 2022 (tentative start date)


This modular training program covers the basic knowledge and skills required to work competently as a Mineral Processing Operator. Students are introduced to the mining sector and receive a general overview of mill processes. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are prepared for an entry-level position in various milling operations throughout the world.


Delivery and Important Information

This program requires a partnership with mining operations that can provide access to mill process operations and support placement for students. Delivery is face-to-face with hands-on learning and practice in the mill environment.

Participants will complete the first 6 weeks of the program at the Timmins Campus followed by 3 – 7 day rotating runs. Students will be training on site through the Christmas/New Year holidays.


Pathways to Success and Career Opportunities

Graduates fill entry-level roles working in mill process operations.


Pre-requisites (may include but not be limited to):

  • Future Focused: Work and Job Readiness
  • Participants must have a Grade 10 or equivalent and must be able to read and write in the English language.
  • Participants may be required to participate in a Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Participants may be required to complete a Medical Assessment.
  • Mine site-specific prerequisites and/or requirements may also apply. More details will be provided as available.


For more information, please contact 705-235-3211 x 2208 or training@northern.on.ca.

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