The Canadian Mining Work Placement Program

Solutions to Meet Forecasted Mining Labour Demand

Note: all wage subsidy program placements have been filled for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024. Please check back in April for new wage subsidy availability.

Overview

The Canadian Mining Work Placement Program (CMWP) is a critical component of the Canadian Mining Skills Development Strategy (CMSDS). The program provides wage subsidies of up to 70% of a worker’s wage to a maximum of $10,000 (up to $15,000 for equity deserving groups) to organizations who offer meaningful work experience to workers in operation and production level positions.

Who is Eligible?

New Workers

The CMWP provides wage subsidies to hiring organizations who provide job opportunities to newly trained talent that practice newly acquired skills and competencies from recent and relevant occupational training. 

Existing Workers

The CMWP provides wage subsidies to hiring organizations who provide job opportunities for existing workers to upskill and explore advancement in new careers, and to practice newly acquired skills and competencies from recent and relevant occupational training.

Workers Employed by Contractors

Contractors who provide job opportunities to participants to practice newly acquired skills and competencies from recent and relevant occupational training. Contractors must provide proof that they are contracted to conduct work at a mine or work site.

Contact wagesubsidies@mihr.ca to learn more.

Apply for the Canadian Mining Work Placement Program

Learn how to apply for the Canadian Mining Work Placement Program.

CMWP Overview

Publication

About the Canadian Mining Work Placement Program.

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