Underground production and development miners

National Occupation Code (NOC): 8231  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Underground production and development miners drill, blast, operate mining machinery, and perform related duties to extract coal and ore in underground mines and to construct tunnels, passageways and shafts to facilitate mining operations. They are employed by coal, metal and non-metallic mineral underground mines and by specialized contractors in mine construction, shaft sinking and tunnelling.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Miner
  • Bench Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Blast Hole Driller - Underground Mining
  • Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Blockholer - Underground Mining
  • Bolter Operator - Underground Mining
  • Brine Well Tender
  • Chute Blaster
  • Chute Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Coal Miner
  • Continuous Mining Machine Operator
  • Core Driller
  • Core Driller - Underground Mining
  • Core-drill Operator
  • Core-drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • Cutting Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Development Miner
  • Diamond Driller - Underground Mining
  • Diamond-drill Operator
  • Diamond-drill Runner - Underground Mining
  • Diamond-point Drill Operator
  • Diesel Loaderman/woman - Underground Mining
  • Downhole Loader - Underground Mining
  • Drift Driller - Underground Mining
  • Drift Miner
  • Driller - Underground Mining
  • Drilling Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Faceman/woman - Coal Mine
  • Hang-up Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Hardrock Miner
  • Hardrock Miner Apprentice
  • High-raise Blaster
  • Hoist Operator - Underground Mining
  • Hoistman/woman Underground Mining
  • Hydraulic Coal Monitor Operator
  • In-hole Drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • ITH (in-the-hole) Driller
  • Jack Leg Drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • Jumbo Drill Operator
  • Jumbo Drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • LHD (load-haul-dump) Operator - Underground Mining
  • Load-haul-dump (LHD) Operator - Underground Mining
  • Loading Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Long-hole Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Long-hole Driller - Underground Mining
  • Longwall Coal Shearer Operator
  • Miner
  • Mining Machine Operator
  • Mucker - Underground Mining
  • Mucking Machine Operator
  • Mucking Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Potash Miner
  • Powderman/woman - Underground Mining
  • Production Driller
  • Production Loader Operator
  • Production Miner
  • Raise Boring Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Raise Driller - Underground Mining
  • Raise Miner
  • Raiseman/woman
  • Ring Drill Operator
  • Roadheader Operator
  • Rockbolter
  • Roof Bolter
  • Rotary Raise Driller - Underground Mining
  • Scoop Operator - Underground Mining
  • Scooptram Operator
  • Scooptram Operator - Underground Mining
  • Shaft Driller
  • Shaft Inspector
  • Shaft Miner
  • Shearer Operator - Underground Mining
  • Shearing Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Shot Firer
  • Shot Firer - Underground Mining
  • Shotman/woman - Underground Mining
  • Slusher Operator - Underground Mining
  • Soft Rock Miner
  • Stope Driller - Underground Mining
  • Stope Miner
  • Undercutter Operator - Underground Mining
  • Wagon Drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Chute Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Diamond Driller - Underground Mining
  • Drift Miner
  • Driller - Underground Mining
  • Hardrock Miner Apprentice
  • Hoist Operator - Underground Mining
  • Miner
  • Mining Machine Operator
  • Powderman/woman - Underground Mining
  • Raise Miner
  • Roadheader Operator
  • Scooptram Operator
  • Shaft Inspector

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for underground production and development miners.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $105,331
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for underground production and development miners.

Sex Median Income
Male $105,331
Female $105,331
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (4 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for underground production and development miners.

$53,001.00
Lowest Observed
$101,400.00
Highest Observed
$53,001.00
25th Percentile
$65,963.63
Average
$54,727.00
Median
$56,452.50
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for underground production and development miners

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 10
35 to 44 years 10
45 to 54 years 15
55 to 64 years 10
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 45
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for underground production and development miners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 20
Part Time 25
Total 45
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for underground production and development miners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 45
Female 0
Total 45
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for underground production and development miners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 40
Self Employed 0
Total 45
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for underground production and development miners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 35
Unemployed 10
Total 45
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for underground production and development miners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 20
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 15
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 0
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 0
Total 45
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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