Drilling-Rig-Hand-Training-ProgramA comprehensive and practical approach to employment preparation for the drilling industry.
Training opportunities for employment in Alberta's fastest growing sector - the Oil & Gas Industry.

The Drilling Rig-Hand Training Program:

  • Provides a complete process of employment preparation.
  • Technical, safety and on-the-job training provided in conjunction with ENFORM.
  • Finds employment as a floorhand in the drilling industry.


In partnership with    Funded by
  Funded by Government of Canada and Government of Alberta



For more information please visit: www.ogtp.ca



Program Outline

  • Upgrading - General & Technical English, Math, Work & Life Management, Occupational Heath & Safety.
  • Occupational Training at ENFORM.
  • Hands-on Work Experience at Enform Nisku Training Centre.
  • Employment Support.


  • Landed immigrant or new Canadian legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Must be unemployed/underemployed.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Alberta drivers license and own reliable transportation.
  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or received EI in the last three years, or currently receiving Income Support.
  • Limited spots for those receiving no funding.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • English at a Canadian Language Benchmark of five and greater.
  • Interested in employment in the drilling industry with a strong commitment to the program and employment.
  • Willing to undergo alcohol and drug testing with potential employers.
  • Physically strong and capable of working in the industry.
  • Pass a medical exam.
  • Willing to work in camps or travel within the vicinity of drilling activity.
  • Willing to relocate and/or work shifts and extended hours in all weather conditions.

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Contact Us

Contact the Oil & Gas information centre
For all OGTP programs
 Phone:  403.262.2033     403.262.2006  


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