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Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Certificate Program

METI’S Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Certificate Program Makes You Job-Ready with over 25 Industry Certifications.

Our 5 Week Skilled Labourer Certificate Program gives you the knowledge, skills and certifications needed to gain employment as a Skilled Labourer in a variety of work settings across Canada.

Our Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Certificate Program (190 hours) combines instruction with hands-on training to better prepare you to work safely and successfully, whether in construction, the oilfield, manufacturing or anywhere a skilled labourer is needed.

Our program provides you with training and certification from OSSA, Enform, ACSA, BuildForce and St. John’s Ambulance, and more.

Funding may be available; talk to us about your options.

Admissions Process

Our admissions team is here to help you through your enrollment process. If you have questions, give us a call or stop by our campus on Alexandra Street.

  • A completed application form
  • An updated resume
  • A transcript of Grade 12 marks (or GED) OR take a Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) at our campus
  • An interview with our admission team (Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone interviews may be an option)

Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Certificate Program Overview

  • Alberta Flag Person Training
  • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
  • Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) Training
  • Forklift Safety Training
  • Gas Detection Training
  • Ground Disturbance Level 201 Supervisory Training
  • H2S Alive Training (Enform)
  • Hoisting & Rigging Training
  • Confined Space (NS) Training
  • Basic Frame Scaffolding, Staging (User & Erector) Training
  • Fall Protection (NS) Training
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act (OH&S) Training
  • Oil Sands Basic Safety Orientation (BSO)
  • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
  • OSSA Elevated Work Platform
  • OSSA Fall Protection
  • OSSA Fire Watch (Spark Watch)
  • Petroleum Safety Training (PST)
  • Permit to Work Safety System Training
  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) Training
  • Skid Steer Operator Safety Training
  • Standard First Aid, Level C w/ AED and CPR (2 Day)
  • Traffic Control Person (TCP) Training
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Training
  • WHMIS GHS Training

Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Certificate Program Individual Course Descriptions

Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
Construction Safety Training Systems is a general construction safety awareness program for workers in the construction industry. This course is delivered in conjunction with the Alberta Construction Safety Association, and gives a general overview of various health and safety topics and is a pre-entry requirement for many construction industry work sites.

CSTS training

Flag Person (Alberta Flagger) Training
This course is designed for individuals who are involved in day-to-day operations where workers and the general public are exposed to traffic hazards created by vehicles and/or equipment. Safety precautions must be implemented for the protection of personnel who come into contact with the construction zone. This course provides information about standardized flagger procedures in the construction industry in Alberta.

Traffic Control Person (TCP) Training
Completion of Traffic Control Person TCP – Flagger Training gives you an accreditation card from the Nova Scotia Dept. of Transportation and Public works.

Ground Disturbance Level 201 Supervisory Course
This course is a comprehensive guide to Ground Disturbance and meets the requirements for Level 201 (Supervisor Level). It is designed for anyone who may be required to undertake ground disturbance or work in proximity to a ground disturbance in Canada. You will be able to develop, plan and implement any kind of ground disturbance in a safe and effective manner.

Hoisting and Rigging Training
Hoisting and Rigging Training gives you the industry recognized instruction, training, and certification you need for rigging loads and crane signaling.

Forklift Operator Safety Training
This course will provide the knowledge required for the safe operation of “lift trucks” in compliance with CSA standard B335-15. During the hands-on portion of their training, you will have the opportunity to operate a forklift and will demonstrate the knowledge and the understanding of the inherent hazards while operating a lift truck.

Forklift Operator Safety Training
Forklift Operator Safety Course

Skid Steer Operator Safety Training
Our Skid Steer Operator Training is essential for anyone who operates a skid loader, skid-steer loader, or skid steer. From earth moving on a building site to landscaping a park to cleaning stalls in a barn, skid-steers can be found helping operators get the job done.

Skid Steer Operator Safety Training

Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) Training
This training provides instruction in methods to identify, assess and control hazardous acts and conditions in the workplace. Train to avoid injury to people, harm to the environment, damage to equipment and materials, loss of process, or harm to reputation.

Confined Space (NS) Training
Confined Space Training trains you to effectively serve as a confined space entrant and attendant by instructing you in safe procedures for permitting, entry and safe monitoring.

Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Certificate Program
December, 2016 – Eagle Canada visits METI to recruit Skilled Labourers for work in Western Canada

Occupational Health & Safety Act, OH&S (NS) Training
You will review relevant elements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act while discussing the standards that should be followed for creating a safe and healthy work environment.

Fall Protection (NS) Training
Fall Protection Training will enable you to effectively use fall protection systems, including fall arrest and fall restraint. Train to manage the risks of working at heights and assess and control hazards related to working at heights with our Fall Protection Training Course.

H2S Alive (Enform)
This course is intended for workers who could be exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S). The primary focus is to provide generic H2S course content to help workers work safely in and around H2S environments. The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself and basic rescue techniques. You will be required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus and a detector tube device, and to perform rescue lift and drag exercises. METI is an Enform Authorized Training Provider.

H2S Alive (Enform)

Petroleum Safety Training – PST Training Enform
PST Training provides you with the knowledge and facts to prepare you to safely work in the petroleum industry.

Gas Detection Training
By completing our Gas Detection Training Course you will be able to identify toxic gases and lower explosive limits in hazardous atmospheres and be able to safely and effectively use various types of gas detection monitors.

OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO)
The objective of the OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) is to provide participants with a general awareness of critical safety initiatives found at participating OSSA Member work sites. Upon completion of the OSSA Basic Safety Orientation Program a worker will be able to present their credential to any of the Oil Sands Safety Association Owner Member sites (Albian Sands Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., and Syncrude Canada Ltd.) as proof of completing the required pre-site access orientation.

OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor Training
OSSA Confined Space Entry will inform you of the hazards associated with entering and working in confined spaces and prepare you to demonstrate methods of controlling associated hazards.

OSSA Fall Protection Training
The purpose of this course is to introduce the principles of fall prevention and protection, as well as types of fall protection systems available and the most appropriate use for each of them. The program also covers the requirements to comply with the current Alberta  Occupational Health and Safety standards in fall protection.

OSSA Elevated Work Platform
This training program is designed to meet the needs of Aerial Platform Operators, regardless of brand. Maritime Environmental Training Institute is offering OSSA Elevated Work Platform through Canadian Industrial Construction Training.

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) Training
This training is designed for anyone who works “under air”, for anyone who performs duties associated with Bottle Watch whether, within processing, manufacturing, construction or oil and gas, or for anyone who requires respiratory protective equipment training.

RPE APR Training

Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Students receive Respiratory Protective Equipment Training – RPE Training – APR Training – SCBA/SABA/Bottle Watch Training.

OSSA Fire Watch (Spark Watch)
Fire watch professionals work in situations where welding, grinding, cutting or similar actions are performed, particularly in a location where more than a minor fire could break out. Fire watchers keep an eye out for smoldering fires.

 

OSSA Fire Watch (Spark Watch) Training
Students who take our OSSA Fire Watch (Spark Watch) train with our fire extinguisher simulator.  

Click here or on the picture of one of our instructors demonstrating our fire simulator, to see CBC’s coverage of METI, “Virtual fires train oil patch workers for real danger”.

Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
Pipeline Construction Safety Training – PCST Training will prepare you to identify the hazards and mitigate the risks associated with performing work on pipeline projects. Having your Pipeline Construction Safety Training – PCST Training Ticket shows you are prepared for working in and around trenches, machinery, hazardous acts and hazardous conditions, suspended loads, wildlife and extreme climate.

Standard First Aid, Level C with CPR and AED Training
This course is designed to meet industry, business and government requirements, Standard level first aid is a modular course for those who want to learn more first aid skills. This is a two day course that includes CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training.

Standard First Aid, Level C with CPR and AED Training

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Training
This course is of benefit to all individuals who are involved in the handling and transporting of dangerous goods and provides training on the proper procedures for the shipping of dangerous goods. Topics covered include Regulations and Procedures, Classification, Labels and Markings, Documentation, and Procedures for reporting leaks or accidents.

WHMIS GHS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System – Globally Harmonized Standard)
By taking METI’s GHS – WHMIS Training you will be able to distinguish many elements of the “old” WHMIS from the “new” WHMIS: when and how to use a material safety data sheet and a safety data sheet; the “old” symbols from the “new” pictograms; the “old” hazard classes from the “new” hazard classes; GHS hazard groupings and building block concept.

WHMIS GHS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System - Globally Harmonized Standard)

Basic Frame Scaffolding, Staging (User & Erector) Training
This training prepares and certifies you with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively erect and use basic frame scaffold.

Basic Frame Scaffold Training at M.E.T.I

Our admissions team is here to help you through our enrollment process and to discuss financing and funding options.  Come in to our Sydney Campus at 301 Alexandra Street, or call us 902-539-9766 or email training@metiatlantic.com

METI recruiting fair

Students attending Sulzer-Chemtech’s recruiting fair – December, 2016

Funding Options
Come in and talk with our student services team about possible funding options which may be available to you.

Financial Aid Options

Student Line of Credit
This is a loan obtained through your financial institute that can help you pay for tuition, books, living expenses and more. METI works with RBC and many other institutes.

Payment Plans
Maritime Environmental Training Institute offers flexible payment options for individuals not using third party funding or financial aid. To discuss these options, call us to speak to an Admissions Officer.

METI’S Ongoing Community And Industry Involvement

METI’S Ongoing Community And Industry Involvement

Joe Pembroke, CEO of Maritime Environmental Training Institute and Suzin Burchell, METI’s Operations Manager, cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the Family Room in the Pediatric Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. It is with the support of the community that made this possible and we are proud to be able to give back. Thank you from the METI team.

METI’S Ongoing Community And Industry Involvement

November, 2016 – METI staff welcomes Traci Curry, Suncor Turnaround, to a tour of our Sydney, NS facility.  METI is very proud to be work have been recognized and to be partnered with Suncor Energy as a training provider for future turn-arounds.