Centre for Northern Innovation and Mining

What is CNIM?

The Centre for Northern Innovation and Mining (CNIM) is a state-of-the-art education, training, and research facility designed to provide Yukoners and Northerners with access to accredited career training opportunities in their regions.

From April 2013 to March 2017, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is delivering $5.6 million of funding to support the CNIM's capital costs in Whitehorse, Yukon at Yukon College's Ayamdigut Campus.

CanNor's funding is also supporting CNIM to construct a mobile trade school. This mobile school will make training more accessible by enabling the delivery of courses in smaller Yukon communities and at mine sites.

What is the purpose of CNIM?

The CNIM will provide Northerners access to training and skills required for high quality, skilled jobs in key economic sectors in their region. CNIM will better position Northerners to maximize the benefits related to mining and participate in the northern economy. It will also support Northerners to meet the workforce demands of the local resource development and exploration sector.

Where can I find more information on CNIM?

Contact the Yukon regional CanNor office or Yukon College for information on CNIM. CanNor staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about CNIM.

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