Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer

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This program gives you the knowledge, skills and certifications needed to gain employment as a Skilled Labourer in a variety of work settings across Canada.

This 5 week program 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.

Program Description

  • Alberta Flag Person 
  • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
  • Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) 
  • Forklift Safety 
  • Gas Detection
  • Ground Disturbance; Level 201 Supervisory 
  • H2S Alive Training (Enform)
  • Hoisting & Rigging
  • Confined Space (NS) 
  • Basic Frame Scaffolding, Staging (User & Erector)
  • Fall Protection (NS)
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act (OH&S) 
  • 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 
  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
  • Skid Steer Operator Safety Training
  • Standard First Aid, Level C w/ AED and CPR (2 Day)
  • Traffic Control Person (TCP)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) 

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Your training certifications will be from METI, OSSA, Energy Safety Canada, ACSA, BuildForce, Transport Canada and St. John’s Ambulance giving you a competitive edge for employment.

What you need to apply

  • 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)

Application and Financing Options

Our Admissions team is here to help you with any enrollment questions you have about the APPLICATION PROCESS,  and to provide information about FINANCING OPTIONS that may be available to you.  Contact our admissions team today: 902-539-9766, (toll free) 1-877-800-6384 or email training@metiatlantic.com  

Seen below is training in 4 of the 26 certifications you will receive in the Skilled Labourer Program.

Elevated Work Platform

Basic Frame Scaffold







Fire Simulator Training

First Aid training at M.E.T.I.

First Aid / CPR





Next Start Date: May 4, 2020

End Date: June 5, 2020

Fall Start Date: Sept 28, 2020

End Date: Oct 30, 2020

Duration: 5 Weeks (190 Hours)

Total Cost: $3250.00

Please contact us at:
email us at:
training@metiatlantic.com  or drop by our office at
301 Alexandra St, Sydney
for more information.

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Public Advisory: WorkplaceNL extends validity of certification safety training certificates (March 19, 2020)

St. John’s, NL – WorkplaceNL is extending the validity of certification safety training certificates as training courses may not be available during the COVID-19 pandemic. A worker’s safety training certificate that expired on or after February 28, 2020 will remain valid until June 30, 2020. The worker will then have to recertify by August 30, 2020.

Certificates for which extensions are granted are:
• Confined space entry
• Fall protection
• Mine rescue
• Power line hazards
• Traffic control person
• First-aid
• Occupational Health and Safety Committee Member/Representative/Designate
• Musculoskeletal injury prevention
• Supervisor safety

Employers and supervisors are required to continuously assess the competency of workers to ensure they work safely. If a worker’s competency is not satisfactory, employers and supervisors should take reasonable actions to mitigate the risk of unsafe work.

WorkplaceNL will provide another update if there are further changes. For more information, please contact OHS.Training@workplacenl.ca.
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Update from Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure – March 25, 2020

To help reduce the impact on workers currently certified as Traffic Control Person (TCP) or Temporary Workplace Signer (TWS), Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR, department) has introduced the following temporary measures:

• TCP/TWS certificates which have expired as of March 1, 2020, or in the near future, will remain valid until further notice. Workers are still required to have their certificates on them while performing TCP/TWS duties. They are not required to obtain a new certificate at this time

• Workers requiring a new certificate due to loss or damage, may contact trafficpermits@novascotia.ca to make arrangements until the original Certificate can be printed and mailed.

• The Department of Labour and Advanced Education has been notified of the expiry date extension and have agreed to the terms and will not be enforcing expiry dates (as stated above) at this time, but will require workers to have their recently expired certification on their person while performing TCP/TWS duties

• Workers who have never held TCP/TWS certification, will not be allowed to perform TCP/TWS duties until courses resume and they have successfully completed the appropriate TCP/TWS certification.
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Update from Energy Safety Canada – March 23, 2020

Energy Safety Canada has added to the list of certificate extensions and is granting extensions for the following courses:

•H2S Alive
•First Line Supervisor Blowout Prevention
•Second Line Supervisors Well Control
•Well Service Blowout Prevention
•Coiled Tubing Well Service Blowout Prevention
•Detection and Control
•Oilfield Driver Awareness
•OSSA Fall Protection
•OSSA Confined Space
•OSSA Elevated Work Platform

For these courses, any Certificate of Completion previously issued by Energy Safety Canada or the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), that has an expiry date between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 will be deemed by Energy Safety Canada to have not expired and will remain valid up to and including September 1, 2020.

OSSA Certifications must bear the holographic OSSA security label and may be validated with the provider that issued the certificate.

Certificates will not be re-printed and no action is required to qualify for the extension. Worker profiles will be updated and can be verified using ESC’s online Certificate Validation tool.

Please visit EnergySafetyCanada.com for further information. You can also reach ESC at 1.800.667.5557
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