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.
124 years of service
CIM was formed only 31 years after Canada was founded. The Institute was incorporated in 1898 by an Act of the Parliament of Canada as the Canadian Mining Institute. In 1920, it became the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and in 1990, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
Our diverse community of 10,000 members provide support, learning and career advancement opportunities, and a vast selection of technical resources to those involved in the industry.
After 124 years, CIM continues to be guided by its sustained passion for advancing the industry through innovation and dedication.
CIM is a proud member of the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance.