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THE DRIFT: Collège Boréal

Through state-of-the-art facilities, Collège Boréal offers quality training to students, in French, in order to meet the needs of the mining community across the province

Through state-of-the-art facilities, Collège Boréal offers quality training to students, in French, in order to meet the needs of the mining community across the province. Students enrolled in Boréal’s civil and mining engineering technician programs benefit from rewarding learning experiences thanks to numerous community partnerships.

These programs have a particularly positive impact on com­munities where mining plays a role. They also contribute significantly to applied research projects in several sectors, such as heavy equipment repair and maintenance, forestry and the environment.


“Mining is without a doubt one of the most important industries in Northern and Southwestern Ontario. Collège Boréal is committed to training the next generation of mining professionals who will lead this evolving field.”
Daniel Giroux, President of Collège Boréal


Collège Boréal offers two core programs for those who are interested in the mining industry. The Construction Engineering Technician – Civil and Mining program (4 semesters) covers diverse activities relating to the exploitation of mines and the extraction of minerals from them, covering both underground and open-pit mining.

The Construction Engineering Technology – Civil and Mining Specialization (6 semesters) offers opportunities to specialize in underground mining. In state-of-the-art laboratories, students get to apply the concepts and theories learned in class. A field placement in the 6th semester of the program allows the student to acquire actual workplace experience and to truly “dig into” the mining industry!

The mining industry encompasses diverse functions that require many different types of expertise. Boreal offers a wide range of programs that lead directly to positions in the mining field. Whether they graduate from our Mechanical Millwright Technician Program, our Welding Engineering Technician Program or any of our other highly-rated mining-related programs, talented graduates from Boréal have and create opportunities in the mining sector!

Perhaps extraction is not your thing and you’d rather work at minimizing the environmental impacts of mining activities? Learn about land rehabilitation on mining sites in our Forestry programs and discover how partnerships between the forestry and mining industries can improve sustainability and ensure good jobs and a healthy environment for generations to come.

Collège Boréal – Working in Partnership with Northern Ontario Businesses and Communities
Collège Boréal is about much more than academics. Since 1995, over 120,000 cli­ents across Ontario have ben­efited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to contract training, employment ser­vices and continuing educa­tion – in addition to the 80+ post-secondary and appren­ticeship programs available. 

Collège Boréal has been con­tributing to the economic de­velopment and growth of On­tario communities for over two decades. Labour market and industry needs change rapidly and Boréal can help you stay ahead of the competition! Take advantage of local services, programs, and expertise.

Contract Training
Did you know that Collège Boréal offers high quali­ty contract training in both French and English? Custom­ized training programs can be designed to meet the specific needs of businesses and orga­nizations. Additionally, train­ing can be delivered directly in the workplace. Consulta­tions include a need analysis, program development, deliv­ery, and evaluation, as well as follow-up services. For more information, visit continue.

Employment Services
Collège Boréal offers pub­lic bilingual employment services through Employ­ment Options. From Kapus­kasing to Windsor, Employ­ment Options (EO) offers a range of services to respond to the employment needs of individuals and the skilled la­bour needs of employers.

Employers who are looking to hire staff can advertise job openings. EO can also pro­vide screening and recruiting services, help match clients with employers, and offer financial incentives to em­ployers seeking to provide on-the-job training.

Upgrading, Continuing Education, and Distance Learning
Life is unpredictable, as we all know. Perhaps you earned a diploma or degree a few years back and are look­ing to make a career change? Or maybe you are looking to provide skills upgrading for your staff? Whatever the case may be, Boréal can help you reach your personal and pro­fessional development goals.

Boréal offers a FREE Aca­demic and Career Entrance (ACE) program allowing in­dividuals to earn their GED or upgrade their academic credentials at their own pace.

In addition, Boréal’s Con­tinuing Education Depart­ment offers a wide variety of part-time programs, individu­al courses, professional devel­opment workshops, as well as general training opportunities to meet your personal and pro­fessional development needs. With Boréal en ligne (online courses) you have access to dozens of programs to continue to learn when and where it is convenient for you! Visit for more information.

About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario.

Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in 7 campuses and 38 access centres in 27 communities throughout the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal holds the top rank in three of the five areas surveyed: graduation rate, graduate satisfaction and, for the third consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results show that Boreal’s strengths lie in its investment in human capital. | Tel: 1-800-361-6673


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