The Mine Training Society offers mentoring, job coaching and support at every level of your career path. Below, you'll find information about the many ways we can help you above and beyond our training programs.
Diamond Empowerment Fund
The Diamond Empowerment Fund was established in 2008 to assist youth in the diamond mining communities of the world. This fund is now available to youth living in the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut through Diamonds Do Good Scholarships.
Tthe Diamonds Do Good Scholarships give back to the communities that are near diamond mines. The goal of the scholarships is to assist youth, 18-30 years of age in the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut who are seeking additional training and/or education that is needed in their community.
- Vocational training (One Scholarship)
- Entrepreneurial training for setting up businesses (One Scholarship)
- Post-Secondary Education, with emphasis on STEM (Three Scholarships)
Each scholarship is $5,000.
- Be a resident of the Northwest Territories or the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut
- Be between the ages of 18 to 30 at the time of application
- Have been accepted into a vocational, entrepreneurial, or post-secondary education program
- Submit a completed application form accompanied by:
- a letter explaining the need for a scholarship and how your training or education will benefit your community
- a letter of acceptance to a vocational, entrepreneurial, or post-secondary education program
Application forms can be downloaded here:
Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee comprised of the Diamond Empowerment Fund and Mine Training Society representatives.
Administration of the Scholarships is through the Mine Training Society.
Criminal Record Suspension
Most major mine operations require criminal record checks. If you do have a criminal record, however, this is not necessarily a bar to a career in the mining industry. The Mine Training Society can help you in the process of obtaining a criminal record supension. Based on the information you provide, we will determine if you are eligible to apply for a suspension.
If you are eligible, the information we receive from the RCMP regarding your record will be used to request necessary documents from any court(s) involved in your conviction(s). Local police must be contacted to ensure there have been no incidents since your last conviction that could negatively impact your application.We will then submit your application to be reviewed by the Parole Board of Canada.
Fort Simpson ECE Service Centre
Phone: (867) 695-7332
Fax: (867) 695-7351
Box 740, Fort Simpson X0E 0N0.
Fort Smith ECE Service Centre
Phone: (867) 872-7425
Fax: (867) 872-4507
Sweetgrass Building, Box 1406
Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0
Hay River ECE Service Centre
Phone: (867) 874-5050
Fax: (867) 874-5062
8 Capital Drive
Hay River, NT X0E 1G2
Inuvik ECE Service Centre
Phone: (867) 777-7232
Fax: (867) 777-7218
Mack Travel Building
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Norman Wells ECE Service Centre
Phone: (867) 587-7157
Fax: (867) 587-2612
Edward G. Hodgson Building
Norman Wells, NT X0E 0V0
North Slave ECE Service Centre
Phone (867) 766-5100
Nova Court Plaza
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9