Innovative & Flexible
Training and research for Yukon's mining industry

Founded in close co-operation with the territory’s government and business leaders, Yukon University's Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining has developed innovative and flexible employment and career training to best suit Yukon's labour needs.

Programs & courses

CNIM can provide services to industry and training for students that are unique in the country, thanks to state-of-the-art facilities, mobile classrooms and high-tech simulators. Our close access to working mine sites, reclamation and mineral exploration areas give students real-world experience.

Learn more about CNIM's programs and courses

Contract training

The training offered by CNIM allows Yukon residents, and those wanting to live and work in Yukon, access to a variety of learning opportunities that are nationally recognized and uniquely customized for the North.

Learn about YukonU's mobile trades training trailer and Cybermine training simulators


Working with YukonU Research Centre allows CNIM to create a direct link between researchers and industry, facilitating projects and development related to mining. This coordinated, holistic approach addresses specific northern challenges and opportunities in the mining industry, making it more sustainable, more environmentally aware, as well as fostering innovation.

Learn about YukonU Research Centre and CNIM's link


Yukon University prides itself for producing graduates who are trained and drilled in proper, nationally-recognized safety procedures appropriate to their field of study.  All students must show knowledge of, and proficiency in, Yukon Occupational Health and Safety Standards, as part of their required mine-related programming.

Learn about our safety training

CNIM Governing Council

CNIM is an industry-driven organization working with mineral resource companies to improve and enhance the industry, help address its needs for training and education, and conduct applied research to provide solutions to industry issues.

The CNIM Governing Council meets quarterly and consists of 15 full-time members that includes Yukon University senior leaders, industry partners and Yukon Government.

Learn about CNIM's Governing Council and view CNIM Updates