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The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM

Connecting the Global Metallurgy & Materials Community

MetSoc is a Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).


Extraction 2025

The call for abstracts is now open for the  (Extraction 2025) scheduled for November 16–20, 2025, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The 12th International Copper Conference (Copper 2025) and the 6th International Symposium on Nickel and Cobalt (Ni-Co 2025) will be co-located at Extraction 2025. In addition, Extraction 2025 will also explore cross-cutting areas on topics of common interest.

Upcoming Events

12th International Conference on Molten Slags, Fluxes and Salts

June 17-19, 2024

Brisbane, Australia

The 63rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists

August 19-22, 2024

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Extraction 2025 + Copper 2025 + Ni-Co 2025

November 16-22, 2025

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Latest News

June 3, 2024

COM discount prices
COM 2024 – Short Courses

May 27, 2024

COM keynote speakers
COM 2024 – Short Courses
Calendar of events

May 13, 2024

MetSoc Minutes
COM 2024 – Short Courses
CMQ Articles

May 5, 2024

CMSC 2024
In loving memory – William Davenport
COM 2024 – sponsorship

April 29, 2024

CMSC 2024
Journées du Cuivre – workshop
CIM Connect – Panel & Roundtable
Calendar of Events

April 22, 2024

CIM Connect – Panel & Roundtable
Journées du Cuivre
LinkedIn article – Jing Liu

Who We Are

Visit each of our technical sections and standing commitee’s sub-sites to learn more about their initiatives.  MetSoc’s projects, programming, and publications are led by members in our sections and committees to help build environmental stewardship, value creation and social responsibility of our industry.


Providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and skills in technical and environmental areas.


Focusing on the principles and practice of extraction of metals.

Light Metals

Focusing on light metals and examining issues such as extraction and refining, fabrication & more.


Focusing on the secondary processing of materials and aspects of the in-situ performance of materials.

Minerals Science & Engineering

Bringing together scientists, engineers and academics through research and development.


Promoting the active exchange of information within the Canadian base metal industry.

Standing Committee

MetSoc’s standing committees include publication, membership services, student activities, business development, EDI, and historical metallurgy.

Board of Directors

The Board is composed of diverse members across Canada from all fields of metallurgy & materials sciences, academic, government, and industry.

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What We Provide


Advance your career, whether you are a student or a professional. Learn what MetSoc can do for you.

Member Benefits

Join CIM membership to grow in your field. Find out which membership level is right for you.


Technical papers, video learning library, & more, MetSoc has a strong technical component to share.

About CIM

CIM was formed only 31 years after Canada was founded – the result of individuals in the mining industry seeking a vehicle for lobbying for safety laws and workers’ protection, as well as a method of ensuring the communication of ideas.

CIM has eleven societies that are instrumental in helping industry professionals develop their knowledge and expertise in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and petroleum sectors. Being a member of MetSoc is being a member of CIM and all the benefits provided by CIM and its various other Societies that make up our CIM family.