International Minerals Innovation Institute

The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) is committed to advancing innovations that matter to Saskatchewan’s minerals industry.

To recognize the innovative nature of its mineral company members, IMII is developing a series of videos to profile innovations that matter to mining in Saskatchewan.

The first three videos are focused on innovative approaches in education and training. IMII’s member companies are committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce reflective of the communities in which they operate in Saskatchewan.  To this end, they have sponsored a minerals industry first – a series of diversity and inclusion challenges in which IMII has committed more than $1 million to support demonstrations and pilot projects of new ways to attract, develop and retain Indigenous peoples and women in the minerals industry’s workforce.

The first video – Introduction to Mining, highlights a first-of-its-kind entry-level program jointly offered by Parkland and Carlton Trail Regional Colleges which provided foundational training and hands-on learning experiences for Indigenous people in jobs in the mining industry and environmental monitoring. This video was released on November 5, 2018 and is available on IMII’s website.

The second video – Mine Your Potential Mentorship Program, profiles the first comprehensive, cross-industry mentoring program to empower women for great careers in the mining industry. This program has been organized by Women In Mining/Women in Nuclear – Saskatchewan (an IMII member) with IMII’s financial support and the participation of IMII’s major minerals company members and others. This video is available now.

A third video will be released on November 19, 2018.

You’ll find the videos on IMII’s website at

For more information on IMII’s diversity and inclusion challenges and the projects selected for funding, please see our website

A second set of videos are being prepared to highlight some of the technology innovations being supported by IMII member companies.  These will be released towards the end of 2018 and in early 2019.