Last updated: August 31, 2018
|2113||Geoscientist* (Open NOC 2113; See “View all Titles”)|
|*See also Geological Engineer (NOC 2144). Details in Fact Sheet for Engineers|
- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) (formerly the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba – APEGM)
- Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.)
- Geoscience intern
- Geoscientists Canada is the national organization of the 9 provincial and territorial regulatory bodies that govern Canada’s professional geoscientists and geoscientists-in-training. Geoscientists Canada is not a regulatory body.
Application process (for professional registration):
- See Internationally Educated page to locate EGM Licensing Flowchart and Academic Assessment Application. When viewing the flowchart, please note the process begins at Step 2. Step 1, Graduate from University, has been omitted as Step 1 applies to engineering and geoscience students only.
- Geoscientists Canada – Information for geoscientists Trained Abroad.
- When submitting the Academic Assessment Application (Internationally Educated) to EGM, applicants must include a WES Canada credential assessment. EGM requires a specific type of WES assessment. For details see “Before You Apply” on the EGM Licensing Flowchart (pdf). When viewing the flowchart, please note the process begins at Step 2. Step 1, Graduate from University, has been omitted as Step 1 applies to engineering and geoscience students only.
- See EGM language requirements.
Professional competency profiles:
- Personal Stories: Geoscientist (videos) at Potential to Prosperity. Note: After selecting a video, please wait a moment for it to download.
- FAQs at EGM Member Registration
- Information and resources at Canadian Federation of Earth Science
Essential skills profiles:
Job Bank provides Essential Skills Profiles for over 350 occupations. Each profile describes how individuals apply the Nine Literacy and Essential Skills in the workplace. The nine skills are Reading, Document Use, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication, Thinking, Digital Technology, and Additional Information.
To search an Essential Skills Profile:
- Open Explore Careers by Essential Skills
- Select / open an occupation
- Open each essential skill for details.
- Open Explore careers by outlook
- Enter occupation name or NOC code in window; click “Search”
- Scroll down to view employment outlook by provinces and regions across Canada.
Job search tools:
- See Careers in Geoscience listed at Geoscientists Canada
- See Career Opportunities at Canadian Federation of Earth Science
To search job postings in any occupation visit:
Related occupations / Alternate careers:
There are many reasons an internationally-educated geoscientist may be interested in working in a related occupation. Related occupations provide an individual with the opportunity to:
- apply his/her skills and experience in a different (but related) occupation;
- gain meaningful, interim employment while pursuing professional certification;
- gain meaningful, alternative employment (as a stepping stone or career goal) if he/she chooses not to pursue professional certification or if he/she is not eligible to pursue professional certification.
Listed below are examples of occupations in the broader field of geology and natural resources. While each occupation will have its own set of employment requirements, none are regulated occupations in Manitoba and therefore do not have certification / registration requirements with a professional regulatory body. Employers often, however, require applicants to have job-specific experience, training, and/or certification. Always check the hiring criteria carefully. Hiring criteria is set by the employer and will vary from employer to employer.
|2212||Geological and mineral technologists* and technicians* (Open NOC 2212 see ‘View all titles’)|
|2231||Other technologists* and technicians* (Open NOC 2231; Click “View all Titles”)|
|0811||Managers in natural resources production|
|8222||Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services|
|8232||Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers|
|2263||Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety**|
|* Some employers may require technicians and technologists to hold certification with the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM)|
|** Some employers may require specific certification in the field.|
Note: This Fact Sheet was developed by Manitoba Education and Training, Immigration and Economic Opportunities Division. It serves as a guide and will be updated periodically. When researching information on professional registration policies and procedures, always refer to the regulator to ensure accurate, up-to-date information.
1 The Government of Canada updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC) every five years. At present, users can access three versions of NOC (2016, 2011, and 2006) on the NOC website. With each update, some NOC codes will change but the majority will stay the same. When searching an occupation on the NOC website always use the most recent version (NOC 2016). The Government of Canada also operates Job Bank using NOC codes. Job Bank, however, currently operates on NOC 2011. When navigating on Job Bank, always use 2011 NOC codes.