Who We Are

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 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.

Strategic Plan 2021

CIM’s new strategic plan focuses on a three-year outlook consisting of three phases: Recalibrate (2021), Renew (2022) and Revitalize (2023).

Read the 2021-2023 CIM Strategic Plan Report

  • Curate Knowledge
  • Drive Innovation
  • Develop Expertise
  • Foster Connections
  • Recognize Excellence
  • Engage Society


Together with our technical societies, local branches, regional chapters, expert committees, student chapters and dedicated volunteers, we will collectively advance a sustainable future through our mineral resources

  • Member-focused Institute
  • Industry Needs
  • Innovation & Best Practices
  • Constituent Enablement
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Sister/Peer Partner Alignment


We help our members and the Canadian minerals industry make an impact and obtain a competitive edge through our OneCIM global community - a gateway to a world of knowledge

Become a CIM Member

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 really is the strongest representation of what mining is.

Tim Skinner, Distinguished Service Award Winner 2019