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Norcat Common Core Training

NORCAT’s Common Core Training is delivered at NORCAT’s office in Sudbury, ON and the NORCAT Underground Training Centre in Onaping, ON. Courses include Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner, Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner Service Type, Surface Miner, First Line Underground Mine Supervisors and Generic Supervisors.

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NORCAT Sudbury

Greater Sudbury, ON Canada

Phone: 705-521-8324


Northern College: Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core

Northern Training Division has partnered with Kidd Operations to offer the new Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core program through the Northern School of Hard Rock Mining. Participants enrolled will complete a modular training program designed to ensure that all of the core competencies identified in the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) Modular Training Standards for Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core are completed.

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Contact Locations:

Kirkland Lake Campus
Tel: 705.567.9291 ext. 3650
Fax: 705.568.8186

Confederation College Mining Techniques 

Confederation College’s Mining Techniques one-year certificate program gives you the basics of working in the mining industry. The program touches on a variety of subjects including prospecting and surveying, mine development and operations, open-pit and underground mining methods, types of ore bodies, and computer-aided design (CAD). You’ll also learn other skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s mining industry including occupational health and safety, team building skills, supervisory skills, and computer skills.

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Training and Development Department
Confederation College
Phone: (807) 624-3356

Canadian Driller Training Ltd  Common Core

The province of Ontario has the only recognized Common Core program for surface and underground diamond driller certification in Canada. It is recocognized by Newfoundland, Manitoba, Saskatkewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the Northerwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavit.

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Infrastructure Health & Safety Association Surface Miner Common Core

The Surface Miner Common Core is designed to meet the legislated requirements of the first three modules of the Surface Miner Program. Main topics include, Safe work practice, Lockout/tagout procedures , Safe operation of hand and power tools. It is important to note that to become fully accredited by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) under the Surface Miner Program, participants must return to their workplace and demonstrate their skills and their understanding of the company’s specific requirements—including government legislation, company standards, and manufacturer specifications—to a qualified trainer and be signed off and registered with the MTCU by their company’s signing authority.

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Centre for Health & Safety Innovation (CHSI)
Mississauga, ON
L4W 0A1
Tel: 905-625-0100
Toll Free: 1-800-263-5024

Diamond Driller Assistant Training 

Northern College Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core

Program Length: 10-week Certificate Program

Total Hours Per Week: 35 – 40 hours per week

Dates: October 9 – December 14, 2018

Location: Kirkland Lake Campus and Training Drill Site
Download the application form (PDF, 374 KB)

For inquiries, please contact 705-567-9291 ext. 3667 or

Northern College has developed this modular training program to cover the basic knowledge and skills required to work competently as a helper to a Surface and Underground Diamond Drill Operator. The Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core Program is designed to cover the following areas of competency required in the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) Certification Program #P770200 and #P770150.

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Norcat Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Training

Program Length: Five Weeks

Total Hours: 200

Starting : August 13th (Opportunities will continue to Arise)

Location: 1545 Maley Dr, Sudbury, ON P3A 4R7

Register today:
705-521-8324 ext. 404

The Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core Program was developed by NORCAT in
compliance with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) standards. Upon successful
completion of this program, each trainee will obtain accreditation and will be registered with the MTCU for Surface
and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant (#770200 and #770150).

This five-week (200 hours) program combines both theory and practical hands-on, experiential learning in
an operating mine environment. Trainees will learn to operate various pieces of equipment and the safety
requirements and government guidelines that you must understand to successfully complete the program.


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Confederation College Surface Diamond Driller’s Helper (Training & Development)

The Diamond Driller Helper’s is a comprehensive program that prepares individuals for the safety and operational demands of work in the field of diamond drilling.  This program will prepare you for employment in the industry as an entry level Diamond Driller’s Helper.  Training delivered will be consistent with the requirements of the common core training guidelines for the drillers.

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Training and Development Department
Confederation College
Phone: (807) 624-3356

Employment Opportunities

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Bryson Drilling Position

Title: Sonic Drilling Supervisor

Company Name: Bryson Drilling Ltd.

Employer Location: 307 Algrove Rd., Archerwill, Saskatchewan S0E 0B0

Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Start Date: Jan. 15 to Feb. 1, 2019

Job Length: 3 months

Wage: $50.48/hr, overtime at 1.5 times after 44 hours/week

Employment Conditions: Early morning, Morning, Day, Evening, Weekend, Remote Location, night shifts, extreme cold/winter conditions, drilling on ice.

Languages: English

Education: Must have formal drilling training

Experience: Experience with Boart Longyear Large Sonic Rig (LS600) required

Description:*Train and supervise staff in use of Boart Longyear LS600 drill
*Operate drill according to contract guidelines
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Manual dexterity, Attention to detail, Hand-eye co-ordination, Combination of sitting, standing, walking,
Work Setting: 150 KMs or more north of La Loche, Saskatchewan and various remote locations
Credentials (certificates, licenses, courses, etc.):
Formal training in sonic drilling

How To Apply:
By email:
By mail: PO Box 178, Archerwill, Saskatchewan, S0E 0B0

Bryson Drilling – Job AD

Forages Rouillier Positions 

Time Limited Positions 

Members can submit their opportunities at to be posted.

Workplace Safety North 

Please review the Updated WSN Training Schedule for 2018 for information concerning courses that WSN offers

Training Notice NE Ontario

Training Schedule (2018)

If you would like further information about WSN courses, please contact

Carol Lessard
Prevention Services Assistant
Workplace Safety North
690 McKeown Avenue, Box 2050
North Bay, ON P1B 9P1

P: 705-474-7233, ext 265
F: 705-472-5800
Workplace Safety North

1.1 Train the Trainer

This is a four-day course put on by Workplace Safety North in North Bay. This is usually taken by highly skilled, competent and experienced people who have been accredited with all required Common Core and Specialty modules.

Workplace Safety North, Ont (MASHA)
Tel: (705) 474-7233 ext. 245 (Kerry Willett) or Carol Lessard ext. 265

A trainer must be a highly skilled and competent person. He must be certified in the common core program and specialty modules that he will be instructing. He will have to complete a certified training the Trainer Course, be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, be trained in the company standards and procedures and be able to convey the material successfully to the trainees.

Signing Authority
A signing authority is an employee that has been designated by employer and authorized by the MTCU to be accountable for the quality of training, maintenance of training records and determining the competency of company employees for modular accreditation.

Reference:The Signing Authority Application and Signing Authority Requirements can be obtained from the Training branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

To find a MTCU apprenticeship office in Ontario please click on the link below:

3.2.Workplace safety North, Training for North Eastern Ontario 

For a list of courses offered head to WSN’s website where you can find a catalogue of dates and locations for their different training programs.

For further information about courses in other areas, or other courses being offered for 2014, please visit the website at

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Carol Lessard at 705-474-7233 ext. 265 or email at

Mountain College School of Exploration & Mining

Since its inception in 2004, Northwest Community College’s School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) has taken a leadership role in providing training for the minerals industry workforce in Northern BC communities.

In partnership with Smithers Exploration Group and the Province of BC, SEM develops and delivers essential courses and programs targeted for the minerals industry. This means job-ready skills and employment for students – of nearly1500 SEM graduates, greater than 72% have found employment or returned to school.

SEM’s innovative program design and delivery, strategic partnerships, and commitment to social and environmental responsibility have been recognized through several provincial, national and international awards.

For More Program Information:

Contact: 1.877.277.2288

First Aid On the Go!

First Aid On the Go is a First Aid and Emergency Care Training organization based in North Bay, Ontario. As Authorized Training Partners for Canadian Red Cross,  we offer a full catalogue of Red Cross Programming including Youth and Leadership courses and safety products in English and French. First Aid on The Go has experienced Instructors, Instructor Trainers and Teaching experience supervisors, located throughout North Eastern Ontario with access to Red Cross trainers and courses coast to coast.

Canadian Red Cross Authorized Provider
112 Overholt Place, North Bay, ON P1B 7X8
Contact Louise Lowe
Tel: (705) 472-1852 

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Protect your health and safety by taking the free WHMIS training online.

This is the only truly free WHMIS training available. Others say they are free but charge for the certificate.

Many large companies and governmental organizations use this free WHMIS training exclusively.

This WHMIS 1988 training is designed using adult learning principles so that it is very easy to do but results in excellent learning to improve safety in your workplace.


Bear Aware

Inform yourself about bears and wilderness safety through your provinces respective ministry.

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