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About CIM

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.

Over 120 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.

CIM's members, convened from industry, academia and government, help shape, lead and connect Canada’s mining industry, both within our borders and across the globe.

CIM is a proud member of the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance.

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A CIM membership can help enhance your professional profile, develop your business network and build your company’s profile. The Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum offers multiple membership types, with different levels of engagement to meet any mining industry professional’s business needs and career goals.

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CIM membership’s value for me over my career has been personal development – from developing leadership skills, feeding my hunger for learning, debating new ideas, understanding diverse perspectives, building relationships, coaching and being coached, and getting over my fear of public speaking!

Marilyn Spink, CIM Distinguished Lecturer 2018-2019