About METI

METI is a career college providing certified Occupational, Environmental, Health and Safety training for today’s industries… coast to coast.

We provide occupational, environmental, health and safety training through our accredited and industry-approved programs and courses. 

We are a registered Private Career College with Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Advanced Education. METI is a licensed Driver Training School in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Act offering programs of study in Environmental Health & Safety Technician Diploma Program, Class 1 Driver Training, Class 3 Driver Training, and Class 5Scaffold Erector, Earthmoving, and Safety Certified Labourer  as well as Safety CoursesSafety Services, in-demand online training and are a franchisee for YOUNG DRIVERS of Canada. 

METI is proud to say that in 2019 we are working with over 500 businesses and organizations, providing instructor-led occupational safety training, coast to coast.  METI makes a strong effort to continue working with students after graduation so they can secure employment. We are passionate about graduating students with a real world education to help students get and hold jobs. 

Our team is made up of industry-experienced faculty, instructors, and staff. METI’s training is geared to provide students with the knowledge, skills and certification needed to meet the requirements of a person employed in a variety of industries; whether as EHS Technicians, EHS Supervisors, EHS Consultants, EHS Advisors, Supervisors, Foremen, Hazardous Waste Supervisors, Class 1 or Class 3 Operators, Scaffolders, Safety Certified Labourers, Equipment Operators, Temporary Workplace Signers, Traffic Control Persons, Confined Space Attendants, Fire Watchers, Bottle Watch Attendants, Confined Space Entrants and Attendants, Hazardous Waste Workers, Lead, Asbestos or Mold Abatement Persons, and much, much more.

METI’s History

Continued development and enhancement are top priorities for METI, and we continue to strive to provide the best training experience to our students and clients. Since incorporation in 1991, METI purchased Hatscan Online, an online training venture which has provided training for over 70,000 users and over 500 businesses.

In addition to the global reach of our online training, METI has delivered instructor-led training across Canada and in locales such as Scotland and Bangladesh. Along with providing classroom-based training, METI’s learning management system (LMS) administers and tracks training across 4 continents, allowing supervisors and managers to oversee training history and records with our Administration Control feature. Since acquiring our new campus in 2012, METI’s Sydney, Nova Scotia location boasts a training facility, complete with two building units with over 22,000 square feet and a fully developed training yard.

METI, affiliated with Pembroke Properties Ltd.Pembroke Construction Ltd. and Pembroke Project Management Ltd., for Commercial & Residential Rental Properties Across the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Contact Pembroke Properties Ltd.; Glace Bay Office: 902 849 1121, Sydney Office: 902 567 1081, Email: kpembroke@ns.aliantzinc.ca 

Our Registrations, Associations, And Memberships

  • Third Party Trainer with the Canada Safety Council
  • Registered with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
  • Member of the Private Career Colleges Association of Nova Scotia (PCANS)
  • Member of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC)
  • Authorized Training Provider for Energy Safety Canada, the training provider for Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry
  • Associated member of the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA)
  • Recognized Service and Training Provider for the Energy Safety Canada (ESC)
  • Member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors
  • Distributor for Build Force Canada (formally known as the Construction Sector Council)
  • Accredited training institute for the Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA), being the sole facility offering scaffolding training in Atlantic Canada
  • Training provider for Workplace NL (WHSCC), serving outside Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Designated Learning Institute (DLI), accepting international students

Our Mission Statement

At METI, we maintain a friendly, fair, and creative learning environment which respects diversity, new ideas, and hard work, distinguishing us as a private career college. Growth and development are imperative to METI’s vision, and we strive to accomplish this by providing our students with quality, in demand, cost-effective safety training and certification.

Our Training Assets

We facilitate our safety training by using equipment that includes late model Class 1, Class 3 and Class 5 Vehicles, Forklift, Scissor Lift, Backhoe, Excavator, Mini Excavator, Rough Terrain Telehandler – Zoom-Boom, Aerial Work Platform, Confined Space Training simulator, Tower Rescue Training and Fall Protection Training Simulators, Respiratory Protective Equipment and Gas Detection Training equipment, a Fire Safety Simulator, a Hazardous Waste Supervisor Training simulator and Hazardous Waster Worker Training simulator, Asbestos Abatement Training simulator and Mold Remediation Training simulation areas, Underground Storage Tank Removal Training – UST Training Area, along with Frame Scaffold Training, Systems Scaffolds Training and Tube and Coupler (clamp) Scaffolds Training and much more.

  • Dynamic in-house program design and development
  • Trained, accredited and industry-engaged instructors
  • Digital Fire Simulator
  • Cutting-edge Confined Space Simulated experience
  • Innovative Hazardous Material Simulation Facility
  • Multi-Station Computer Lab
  • State of the art technology integrated within each classroom

How Does METI Ensure Qualified And Endorsed Training?

METI ensures our training is current, is in demand and meets the ever changing needs of the labour market, by maintaining associations with:

  • Training providers
  • Organizations
  • Trade Unions
  • Companies
  • Industries and Industry Associations
  • Legislative and Regulatory Bodies
  • Partners from Coast to Coast to Coast

Community Involvement

Joe Pembroke of Maritime Environmental Training Institute cuts 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.

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.



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Have a question?

Call us at (902) 539-9766, or send us an email: training@metiatlantic.com
Or Stop by our Sydney Campus at 301 Alexandra Street, Sydney.

Quick Contact


Jamie Buist

I would like to thank METI for the great SAIA scaffold course they put on.  I was able to find work right here in Sydney thanks, METI.
Derek Gouthro – I just received a call from Kiewit (scaffolding).  Thank you,
everyone at M.E.T.I.!

Jamie Buist

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Chad Johnston – Nov 2018:

Hey folks just finishing up my scaffolding course great course to take all the
instructors great people! Big shout out to Gerard, Chris, uncle Harold, Paul, and Brian for making this experience a good one, excellent course folks high
recommend it!

Chad Johnston

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Jolene MacNeil – June 2016: 

As a recent graduate of the SAIA (Scaffold and Access Industry Association) Program (June, 2016) as well as the Environmental Health and Safety Program (fall, 2015).

I just wanted to thank all the dedicated staff at METI, especially Gerard Jessome, for passing along their infinite knowledge, skills and contacts during my training. With Gerard’s assistance, I was offered a position with Brock Canada Field Services immediately following the
completion of my course. As a “mature” female student who has never worked in the oil and gas industry, I believe this opportunity presented itself on the basis of the excellent training provided by METI, and the respect they have earned for producing well qualified graduates. Keep up the great work!

Jolene MacNeil

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Liam MacNeil – July 2018:

I’d like to thank everyone at METI for the great SAIA Pre-Employment program. Got a job with Redi-Energy on Suncor’s Fort Hills site before the course was even over!

Awesome program, everything we learned in class is being applied daily. Special thanks to Gerard Jessome for being a great instructor and helping me get a job.

Liam MacNeil

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Elmer Haan  – Sept 2017: 

Program Manager

METI has been providing excellent service, and reliable training for CLAC for many years. Their diverse course offerings, from ESC certifications to SAIA Pre-Employment and journeyperson scaffold training has proven to be extremely valuable to us. Our continued strong relationship with METI allows CLAC members to access training in Eastern Canada. METI instructors are knowledgeable and have shown a real passion for ensuring our members are trained to the highest industry standards. Brian Carrier reviewed METI Maritime Environmental Training Institute — 5 star May 11, 2018. I attended METI's courses and I am very satisfied with the training they gave me. I would like to thank my instructor Gerard Jessome providing me with quality training. I am now a 3rd year scaffolder soon to be journeyman.

METI has been with me every step of the way and has been instrumental in my success. Within 2 months of completing the program, I had found employment. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work for Quinn Construction at 28$ per hour. Then I worked for PCL as a second year for 36$ per hour. Then I became third year with a salary of 38,75$ per hour. I am now working for AEcom with an hourly rate of 36$. The drop-in wage aside, with my overtime hours, my income has remained the same.

Thanks to METI, I went from having a job to having a career I am proud of.

Elmer Haan

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Mark Callaghan – Sept 2017: 

Project Coordinator
Panels and Pipes Mechanical Services

We have developed a great relationship with METI and their Pre-Employment Scaffolding Program over the past five years. Numerous graduates have been employed by Panels and Pipes and are always very well prepared to begin their careers as Scaffolders. They are well trained, knowing and understanding the basics of scaffolding and how to construct it safely. Along with their SAIA Scaffolding accreditation and added safety certifications METI graduates are always on the top of our list when hiring new Scaffolders.

Mark Callaghan

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Keith MacIntyre

This program is hands down the best in the industry. The
training I received prepared me for just about every situation I ran into when I began working in the oil and gas industry in Alberta. I could answer questions without hesitation, and put my words into action. I worked from an entry level safety watch position to a team lead position in my first year, by the end of my third year in the oil patch I was an HSEQ Manager overseeing several sites.

Keith MacIntyre

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Leigh Blinkhorn – June 2017:

When I graduated from the EHST program in 2011, I immediately started work as a Health and Safety Advisor with Commissioning Group. From there, I worked with Kentz, MMR, and KFFT.

My employers were so impressed with the caliber of my training and the working knowledge that I possessed, that they funded further training for me (Tap Root investigation, etc.). I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to teach this program. Their support continued long after I left METI.

Leigh Blinkhorn

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Donna Lea Kehoe – Jan 2018:

In 2015 I had no job, no prospects and not very much self confidence, when I was told about METIs environmental tech. course by Jean Chisholm of Nova Scotia Works. I graduated in July 2015 with alot of tickets but no real idea of what to do with what I had. After many closed doors METI invited me to a job fair for Sulzer Chemtech. After working for them for the last 2 years, I got married in April, I just bought my very first new car and I hope to be in my own home sometime in the not to distant future. I loved my experience at METI & I love my job with Sulzer.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Donna Lea Kehoe

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Jay Budd – July 2018:

After fulfilling my Environmental Health and Safety Technicians Diploma in
February, I was recently hired on in Saint John, NB with a contracted company, working at the Irving Oil Refinery as a Safety Coordinator! They were very impressed with the number of courses I graduated with. They give you the hands- on experience and plenty of courses you need to get to where ever it is you may want to be! So grateful to have taken this course and highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get into the Safety field!!

Thank you METI

Jay Budd

Environmental Health Safety Technician