Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

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Founded March 1898
Dissolved ·
Type Professional Organization
Area served
Method Mining, Conferences, Publications, Training
Owner ·
Key people
Kenneth G. Thomas President
Angela Hamlyn Executive Director (interim)
Endowment ·

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is a not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. CIM has over 14,600 members, convened from industry, academia and government.


In March 1898, the Canadian Mining Institute was founded in Montreal at the second annual meeting of the Federated Canadian Mining Institute, which was dissolved. The Institute was incorporated by Act of Parliament to include all former provincial groups except The Mining Society of Nova Scotia, which remained a separate body.

In 1902, The Institute formed its first Branches in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Kingston, Ontario, and Nelson, British Columbia. In 1918, the Mining Society of Nova Scotia formally became affiliated with the Canadian Mining Institute.

In 1920, Metallurgy was added to the name to recognize the inclusion of this discipline.

In 1942, The Institute made CIM its official abbreviation.

In 1990, recognition of Petroleum was recognized as the institute became the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.


  • CIM Magazine, mineral industry publication for information on technology and operations, published 8 times a year
  • CIM Journal, a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed technical publication of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) - a community for leading industry expertise
  • Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, the CMQ provides a forum for the discussion and the presentation of both basic and applied research developments in the area of metallurgy and materials
  • Exploration and Mining Geology Journal, the Geological Society's own quarterly journal for the publication of Canadian and international papers on applied aspects of mineral exploration and exploitation

Awards of excellence[edit]

The institute bestows several awards annually to individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their respective fields and to the mining and minerals industries in general.

External links[edit]


CIM official website