Earn CPD credits with CIM

Help us help you

At CIM one of our primary goals is the creation, curation and delivery of relevant, leading-edge knowledge. By participating in and/or volunteering for CIM activities you help us achieve this goal. Let us return the favour!

Here are many ways we can potentially help you accumulate CPDs:

Formal activity (program participation)

  • Attend CIM branch- and society-level training programs
  • Take part in short courses and workshops arranged by CIM’s technical societies
  • Obtain the latest information relevant to your field through CIM’s technical webinars
  • Participate on a CIM Committee in areas such as Standards, Guidelines and Best Practices for Resource and Reserve Definition; Diversity and Inclusion; and others
  • Develop and apply forward-thinking leadership skills through CIM’s Leading in Mining program

Informal activity (attendance and participation)

  • Attend CIM’s national and branch-level events, especially those that feature technical and career-relevant presentations
  •  Learn about the latest developments in you field during the annual CIM Convention and EXPO featuring a comprehensive multi-stream technical program
  • Learn about new standards, best practices and related guidelines through the Global Mining Standards Group, CAS-ISO, and technical sessions at conferences
  • Participate in CIM society conferences such as the Canadian Mineral Processors Conference; Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability/Mine Operators’ Conference; and the Conference of Metallurgists
  • Take part in other CIM-sponsored seminars and meetings such as MEMO, APCOM, etc.
  • Acquire and/or update your knowledge through CIM’s technical webinars and workshops
  • Attend a CIM Distinguished Lecture
  • Mentor a student or young professional at the branch or national level
  • Support students seeking to present a paper at a conference or submit a paper to CIM Journal for peer review

Participation (volunteer engagement)

  • Serve on CIM Council and/or one of its various committees
  • Serve on CIM branch and society executive bodies
  • Contribute to conference organizing committees and technical program committees
  • Participate in government-related activities on CIM’s behalf (e.g. attending trade missions, interacting with foreign dignitaries, etc.)
  • Contribute to CIM-government initiatives such as the Centre for Excellence in CSR
  • Join groups related to new areas of development such as rare earths and chromite, genomics and mining, and others
  • Become a social media “champion” by helping to disseminate information to a broader audience 


  • Be a CIM Distinguished Lecturer
  • Present at CIM events at the national, society and branch levels
  • Be part of international delegations that feature CIM’s contribution to the industry

Contribution to knowledge

  • Participate in CIM’s Standards, Best Practices and Valuation committees
  • Participate in CIM’s effort to develop and disseminate CSR best practices and contribute to CIM’s development of an online mining safety portal
  • Submit articles for publication in CIM Magazine
  • Submit technical papers to CIM Journal and Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly
  • Serve as peer reviewer for any CIM-published journal, through participating CIM society
  • Peer review for CIM special projects such as the CSR initiative
  • Help educate society by volunteering in for CIM’s Mining for Society (M4S) program