Resources

There are a wide variety resources available to those seeking immigration information and information on a career in geoscience in Canada. The resources listed below focus on information concerning a professional geoscience career in Canada. Information on immigration to Canada may be found throughout this site and through a variety of information sources outside of this website. Click on the image or link to access the resource.

The resources listed here are for general information purposes only and should not be used as legal advice.

Professional Geoscience Licensure

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Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements for Professional Registration in Canada (GKE)

This document is a summary of what has been agreed to across the profession and among the regulators within Canada, concerning requirements for new applicants seeking registration in any one of the provinces or territories for the first time. 

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Framework for Assessment in the Licensing of Professional Geoscientists in Canada

This framework is intended to provide the principles of the assessment processes used by each Canadian geoscience regulator and incorporates the requirements for the licensure of all applicants, regardless of their country of education, as outlined in the document Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements for Professional Registration in Canada.  The framework was not formed with the intention of prescribing the steps to be used by each regulator.

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Competency Profile for Professional Geoscientists at Entry to Practice

Professional competence refers to the ability, in a given practice situation, to act in a safe, effective and ethical manner.
Competence is the ability to perform specific practice tasks with acceptable levels of proficiency. The competencies constitute the array of abilities that the geoscientist brings to the workplace at entry to practice. The competencies cover a broad range of practice tasks, to ensure that geoscientists entering practice for the first time are equipped to work in a variety of common practice settings. 

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GIT Program Information Guide

A Canadian geoscience regulator Geoscientist-In-Training Program can help you while you’re accumulating the required work experience to complete your professional qualifications. As a Geoscientist-In-Training (GIT), current and prospective employers will know that you are academically qualified and on the path to becoming a P.Geo.

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Geoscience in Canada

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Geoscience and Canada – Understanding Our Earth: The vital role of Canada’s geoscientists 

Geoscience is the study of the structure and history of our planet and its natural systems. Human life and progress are underpinned by materials provided by the Earth and geoscience provides us with the knowledge and understanding to find resources and utilise the Earth sustainably, for the benefit of current and future generations. The Earth is changing through natural processes and human actions. This booklet explores how Canadian geoscientists recognise, document, and interpret these processes and changes, particularly the gradual changes that take place over thousands to millions of years, as they help society find and manage Earth’s resources for the present and future.

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Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences

CFES is an umbrella organization that represents a federation of Earth Science societies and associations across Canada. (Links to external site)

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Geological Survey of Canada

The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) is Canada’s national organization for geoscientific information and research. Its world-class expertise focuses on the sustainable development of Canada’s mineral, energy and water resources; stewardship of Canada’s environment; management of natural geological and related hazards; and technology innovation. (Links to external site)

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Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products. (Links to external site)

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Fact Sheets

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Chinese (中文)

地球科学在加拿大是一个受管制的专业。这意味着根据法律,你必须获得执业执照。 在加拿大,各省和领地被称为监管委员会或监管机构的组织负责向地球科学工作者发放执 照。

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Hindi (हिंदी)

भूविज्ञान (geoscience) कनाडा मंे एक व्यवस्थित पेशा है। यानी कानूनन इसका अभ्यास करने के लिए आपके पास लाइसेंस होना अनिवार्य है। कनाडा में प्रांतीय और क्षेत्रीय संगठन मौजूद हैं, जिन्हें नियामक मंडल (Regulatory Body) या नियामक (Regulator) कहा जाता है, और ये भूवैज्ञानिकों को लाइसेंस देने का काम करते हैं।

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German (Deutsche)

In Kanada ist der Beruf des Geowissenschaftlers reglementiert. Aus diesem Grund schreibt das Gesetz für die Berufsausübung eine Zulassung vor. In Kanada sind Regulierungsbehörden in den Provinzen und Territorien für die Zulassung von Geowissen- schaftlern zuständig.

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Farsi (فارسی)

مشاغل مرتبط با علوم زمینشناسی در کانادا مشاغل نظاممند هستند. به این معنا که از نظر قانونی، برای کار کردن در این مشاغل لازم است مجوز داشته باشید. در کانادا، سازمانهای استانی و قلمرویی، که نهادهای نظارتی )Regulatory Bodies) یا سازمانهای ناظر (Regulators) نامیده میشوند، مسئول صدور مجوز کار برای متخصصین علوم زمینشناسی هستند.

 

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English 

Geoscience is a regulated profession in Canada. Geoscience comprises all types of earth science, including geology, geophysics and environmental geoscience (such as geochemistry, hydrogeology and geohazards). This means by law, you must have a license in order to practice. In Canada, provincial and territorial regula- tory bodies (“regulators”) have the responsibility for licensing geoscientists.

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Française (French)

Au Canada, la géoscience est une profession réglementée. Les géosciences comprennent tous les sciences de la Terre, y inclus la géologie, les géophysiques et les géosciences de l’environnement (tel que la géochimie, l’hydrologie et les géorgiques). En outre, l’exercice professionnel des géosciences est strictement réservé aux personnes qui détiennent un permis d’exercice auprès d’un organismes de réglementation provinciaux et territoriaux canadiens.

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