This program is being offered in partnership with Vancouver Island University. It requires a 8 week commitment (one week break) from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive VIU's Environmental Technican Certificate.


  • Participants must be a minimum of 19 years,
  • Have successfully completed  a minimum of grade 10, a high school diploma is preferred, and
  • Be in good physical condition to fully participate in field work.


RMOT 165 Part A - Compliance & Communication
Dates: October 7-11, 2019

RMOT 165 Part B - Compliance & Communication
Dates: October 15-18, 2019

NREN 024 - Essential Field Skills
Dates: October 21-25, 2019

NREN 023 - Land Monitoring Skills
Dates: October 28 - Novemeber 1, 2019

NREN 026 - Fish & Fish Habitat & Electrofishing Certification
Dates: November 4-8, 2019

Break Week - Novemeber 11-15, 2019

NREN 022 - Construction Site Monitoring
Dates: November 18-22, 2019

NREN 025 - Water Monitoring Skills
Dates: November 25-29, 2019

Ongoing (courses must be completed by March 30, 2020)

A focus of GDC as a company is to deliver products and services that lead to sustainable employment on an individualized basis and to attain job skills that are both marketable and transferable to any job market.

For those participants who are work ready, this program will support recertification or upgrading their skills. Students will apply for funding with a letter from an institution describing the program, as well as, submit a write-up on how training will assist them in their chosen profession. The recert/upgrading budget will cover up to $1500 for tuition & books (living allowance is not provided).

Some examples of the training/courses we have supported are:

  • OFA1
  • OFA3
  • S100
  • Driver's Licence (Class 1, Class 2, Class 4, Class 5)
  • Upgrading for University
  • Many more!

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved online Enrolment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your cover letter (stating how this course or recertification will increase the chances of getting and maintaining employment) , resume & status card to

Step 3: In your email, include information on the cost of the course & what is included in the cost (tuition, books, etc.), where and with who the training is provided and an acceptance letter from the training provider stating they have a spot in the course available for you.