A high school
diploma or equivalent is a minimum employment requirement by
oilsands companies. Exceptions are rare but may occur if an
individual has specific training or strong relevant experience.
Local contractors and business owners may require a high school
diploma or equivalent. This is becoming a basic requirement
of a certificate, diploma or degree from recognized educational
program is an increasing requirement. Few employers
offer occupational training. An
aptitude and/or skill test may be required for pre-employment
as well as entry in a training program. Pre-employment drug
and alcohol testing is required by most industry-leading companies
requirements for different jobs vary, for example, engineers
need post-secondary, and may also need professional designation.
Visit Resources for
a list of colleges and universities in Alberta. The local college