Accredited Course

ENRT 110 Intro to Natural Resources
Competency 5 – Sustainable Environment & Land Stewardship
3 credits - 45 hours (includes face-to-face & online portion)
Delivered by: Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Location: Morrice Room at Hilton Lac-Leamy
The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of the natural resources sector and current ecology and management issues. It is tailored for all students with an interest in natural resources. The lectures and field labs in the course provide a general overview of how scientific inquiry and knowledge can be integrated with First Nations, economic and cultural values to provide a basis for understanding the natural resource sector. The subject areas will include: forestry, wildland recreation, wildlife, mining, fisheries, rangeland, hydrology, and First Nations traditional ecological knowledge.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: 
  • define key terminology and concepts for each subject area;
  • describe and identify key specimens from field lab exercises;
  • describe how various ecosystem processes work as presented in lectures;
  • develop an understanding of the role First Nations in the Resource Sector;
  • explain how species diversity and ecosystem functions may be impacted by climate change; and describe and understand the importance of natural resources sustainability.
Face to face:           October 27, 2019
                               8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Online:                    October 24 - November 30, 2019
This course is free of charge for registered conference delegates, and $150 per person for those individuals that would like to just attend the workshop. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum number of participants is 20.
Note, in order to receive 3 credits, you must complete the online portion of this course.
Download registration form here

Professional Development Workshop

In addition to accredited training, Professional Development training will be taking place at the Cando conference on Sunday, October 27 from 8:30 to 4:30 PM. The training will focus on renewable energy. Please check back for registration and more information in the near future.

Lands and Minerals Sector
Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan - Advancing the Participation of Indigenous Communities
Mining Economic Development for Indigenous Communities

Canadian Forest Service
Indigenous Forestry Initiative
Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities - BIOHEAT

Surveyor General Branch
Survey Capacity Development Program
Boundary Dispute Resolution Program
Review of the Parcel Fabric Renewal

Office of the Chief Scientist
Green Jobs youth Program (TBC)

Chromite Research (TBC)

This workshop is free of charge for registered conference delegates; registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The maximum number of participants is 30.

Download registration form here


Taking the  professional development course satisfies  one out of the three criteria required to renew your PAED certification. PAED is valid for a five-year period, therefore, if you have received your PAED Certification more than five years ago, you are up for renewal. For more information about renewing PAED, contact Carmelle Nepoose in Western Canada or Anita Boyle in Eastern Canada.

Carmelle Nepoose, Certification Coordinator - Western Canada or 780-990-0303 x 237

Anita Boyle, Certification Coordinator - Eastern Canada or 506-623-9596