Our programs are designed for several groups of individuals without prior experience: industry professionals, government, academia including current students, Indigenous learners, community stakeholders, and international students.
All participants must be a minimum age of sixteen (16) at the time of registration.
Our costs vary by program. Please refer to the course of interest for specific cost information.
Our programs are offered in several formats (varies by specific course):
- Fully online with a ‘live’ instructor, with no field training
- Fully online with a ‘live’ instructor, with field training
- Fully online recorded course, with no field training
- Fully online recorded course, with field training
- In-person instruction in a community with class training only
- In-person instruction in a community with class and field training
Please refer to the specific course of interest for more information.
At present, NRTG delivers training programs in Canada with plans to offer our training programs internationally. If you are interested in having NRTG bring any program to your community or organization, please contact us for more information. Depending on the course topic, we deliver our programs year-round. Please refer to the course of interest for more information.
NRTG instructors are industry leading professionals and educators with extensive experience as practitioners and educators. Our team members bring years of experience and knowledge to each course, focusing on the ‘need to know’ vs ‘nice to know’ content. Learn more about our team via this page.
Find a course of interest to you from our Courses page, refer to our Schedule page and that particular course. Use the calendar view or course-specific icons (below the calendar) to find and click on a course date and location (if applicable). Click on the ‘add to cart’ button and follow the prompts to complete your registration. Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate will be issued to the participant names/emails entered here”.
Find a course of interest to you from our Courses page, refer to our Schedule page and that particular course. Use the calendar view or course-specific icons (below the calendar) to find and click on a course date and location (if applicable). Two options to register from here: one, click on the ‘add to cart’ button and follow the prompts to complete your registration and add student names and contact information. Two, request to be invoiced to be finalized with LMS implementation….
Yes, a receipt will be issued automatically once enrolled. If you do not receive an invoice within one day, please check your spam folder and, if needed, contact NRTG.
Please refer to the course of interest for more information.
Our fully online and classroom-only courses are available year-round, while any course that includes field training or exercises will start once suitable field conditions exist (e.g., unfrozen ground and waterways). These conditions vary by region, with field training beginning in February in coastal regions and March in interior regions. Please refer to our Schedule page for specific dates for the course of interest.
With online courses, your course materials will be sent to you digitally in an informational email prior to the course delivery. For in-person courses, your course materials will be provided to you by the instructor.
NRTG will provide you with a log on link prior to the course delivery. Our online ‘live’ courses are delivered using the Zoom platform. If you are not familiar with using Zoom, we recommend that you view the many useful Zoom ‘how to’ videos online.
The instructor will make this determination during the course. At times, internet connections may be weak, and the connection can be improved by turning off your video and audio features. Keep in mind that our courses are very interactive and will require your participation. The instructor will then guide you as to when to turn your video and audio on.
Please direct your questions to NRTG and if we cannot address the question, we will involve the instructor. Our instructors are professionals from industry, academia, and government, and often work set hours and may not be readily available. For this reason, NRTG will field questions and do our best to provide you with a timely response.
There are several potential starting points to secure fisheries-related employment opportunities. NRTG offers a series of courses that will provide you with essential skills to conduct fish and fish habitat inventory and assessment fieldwork. For any fisheries field work, we would recommend that you complete our backpack Electrofishing Certification course first, as this course and certification is in high demand by employers. Our Fish Habitat Assessment – Level One and Fish Inventory course will provide key skills to conducting fish habitat assessments. Completing these two courses will provide you with the minimum qualifications to secure fisheries-related employment.
NRTG has created and offers a series of courses designed to provide you with essential skills to conduct fish habitat restoration projects. Fish Habitat Restoration – Field Techniques provides you with key field skills required to conduct the many field procedures related to restoration projects. This course is appropriate for anyone and all skill levels. Our Fish Habitat Restoration – Instream Techniques, Fish Habitat Restoration – Off-Channel Techniques, and Streambank Restoration Techniques courses all focus on specific and important types of fish habitat restoration.
NRTG has created and offers a series of courses designed to provide you with essential skills to conduct wildlife field techniques and projects. We would recommend that you first complete our eDNA Methods and Wildlife Survey Field Methods courses, followed by the more specific Wildlife Survey Field Methods – Ungulates. To conduct bird surveys, we recommend our popular Avian Nest Sweeps course that provides in-demand skills and knowledge for conducting bird surveys. To conduct amphibian surveys, our Amphibian and Reptile Salvage Methods course. In combination, these courses will qualify you to conduct wildlife surveys.
I would like to begin a career focusing on Indigenous stewardship. What courses would you recommend?
NRTG has created and offers a series of Certificate programs designed to provide you with essential skills to fulfill roles Indigenous stewardship roles. Our popular Environmental Field Skills Certificate program, Fisheries Field Skills Certificate program, Forestry Field Skills Certificate program, and new Land Guardian Program are popular applied training programs suited for community-based deliveries. Each program specializes in specific skills training that will qualify you for employment.
Our RISC Archaeology & CMT Training for Crew Members and Cultural Heritage Monitor programs provide you with in demand skills in field archaeology and cultural heritage assessments.
While all NRTG courses will provide you with year-round employment, there are specific ‘office-based’ skills and abilities that will maximize your employment opportunities. Fundamental to any natural resource-related employment and effectiveness is good writing, whether that be field notes, reports, proposals, or an email or any other written correspondence. Our popular Technical Writing for Professionals course provides you with more impactful and effective writing skills, while Technical Writing for Professionals: Report Writing provides you with skills to develop more readable, clear, persuasive, and compelling reports.
NRTG offers courses designed for intermediate and senior staff or professionals that manage projects.
Most any natural resource-related work involves legislation and regulations. NRTG’s Working in and About Water: Legislation, Regulations and Responsibilities clarifies the processes, regulations and constraints involved in working in and about water. For professionals requiring skills to design a scientifically defensible study, our Experimental Design in Ecology course will provide skills in study design, site and equipment selection, statistical analysis, and interpretation of data.