Seismic-Training-ProgramThis program covers several streams in the oil and gas industry - seismic, drilling, service rig and power engineering, to encompass four separate training programs. You can apply to become part of one of the training classes. Regardless of which program you are accepted in, each program will allow you to receive classroom and technical training, as well as hands-on work experience in the field with reputable organizations in the oil and gas industry.



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  Funded by Government of Canada and Government of Alberta



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Eligibility Criteria


  • Landed immigrant legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be unemployed/underemployed
  • A valid drivers license is an asset
  • 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
  • Good communication skills required
  • English at a Canadian Language Benchmark of five and up
  • Interested in employment in the seismic industry with a strong commitment to the program and employment
  • Be willing to undergo alcohol and drug testing with potential employers
  • Physically strong and capable of working in the industry
  • Pass a medical exam
  • Be willing to work in camps or travel to remote locations
  • Be willing to relocate and/or work shifts and extended hours in all weather conditions


Training Components

Potential candidates are assessed based on program eligibility criteria and:

  • Credentials, background & experience
  • Language
  • One-on-one interview with program staff
  • Interview with industry representatives//HR personnel
  • Suitability for the nature of the occupation

Upgrading and employment preparation

  • Occupational English & communication
  • Life & work management skills
  • Occupational health & safety
  • General employment preparation

Technical training

  • Introduction to the Seismic Industry in Canada
  • Safety: H2S Alive, Standard First Aid, WHMIS, TDG, PST, Wildlife Awareness
  • Light Duty Vehicle & Air Brake Endorsement
  • Work Exposure CAGC Seismic in Motion seminar

Employment Support

  • Providing support in securing employment opportunities within the Seismic Industry
  • Job search support
  • Resume writing, cover letter preparation, interview skills
  • Networking with Industry
  • Attending job fairs / visiting companies

Contact Us

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


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