Mineral Processing Operator – Funded

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

Cost: Free

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

Location: TBD; practical at Newmont Musselwhite Mine

Start Dates: Fall 2023


Please email training@slfa.ca to be added to our contact list to be notified when the program opens for applications closer to the start dates.

Program Description

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.



  • Must be eligible to work in Canada i.e. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Naturalized Canadian Citizen or Protected Person (without conditions)
  • Resident of Ontario
  • A seat in this program is not guaranteed. Final selection of trainees subject to funding partner approval. Limited seats are available.


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

  • 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.


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.


Pathways to Success and Career Opportunities

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


For more information, please contact training@northern.on.ca.

This program is delivered in partnership with Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord.

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