About CIM

Founded in 1898, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries.

CIM has always maintained three main objectives:

  • to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technology
  • to foster networking, professional development
  • to recognize excellence and outstanding achievements in the minerals industry

14,000 CIM members and counting

CIM has over 14,000 members, convened from industry, academia and government. With 10 Technical Societies and over 35 Branches, our members help shape, lead and connect Canada’s mining industry, both within our borders and across the globe.

Learn about the Benefits of a CIM Membership, and join us as we continue to make history in the minerals industry.



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