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Become An NRO

To become a full-time Manitoba Natural Resource Officer you require a minimum of a college diploma or university degree in a natural resource management or conservation law enforcement program, as well as law enforcement work experience.

To view the most current job bulletins and related information for seasonal and full-time Resource Officer positions, please visit the Government of Manitoba website.

Career Fact Sheets (pdf)

Park Patrol Officer
Assistant Resource Officer
Natural Resource Officer

Here is a partial list of institutions which offer courses recognized by Manitoba Conservation as meeting the basic education requirements for Natural Resource Officers. For further information, or to enquire about institutions not listed, please contact the department's Training and Standards Co-ordinator, Jack Harrigan, at (204)945-6005.

  • Lethbridge Community College
    3000 College Drive South
    Lethbridge, Alberta
    T1K 1L6
    Telephone: (403) 320-3200 Fax: (403) 320-1461
    Email: info@lethbridgecollege.ab.ca
    Website: www.lethbridgecollege.ab.ca

  • Vancouver Island University
    900 - 5th Street
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
    V9R 5S5
    Telephone: (604) 755-8752 Fax: (604) 755-8725
    Email: info@mala.bc.ca
    Website: www.mala.ca

  • Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science & Technology Woodland Campus
    Box 3003
    Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
    S6V 6G1
    Telephone: 1-800-667-9664 Fax: (306) 953-7099
    Email: AskAQuestion@siast.sk.ca
    Website: www.siast.sk.ca/woodland

  • Sir Sanford Fleming College
    Box 8000
    Lindsay, Ontario
    K9V 5E6
    Telephone: (705) 324-9144 Fax: (705) 878-9312
    Website: www.flemingc.on.ca

  • University College of the North
    The Pas Campus
    436 7th Street East
    The Pas, MB
    R9A 1M7
    Telephone: (866) 627-8500

    Email: admissions@ucn.ca
    Website: www.ucn.ca

  • University of Manitoba (Environmental Studies program)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    R3T 2N2
    Telephone: (204) 474-8880 Toll Free: 1-800-432-1960
    Email: www@umanitoba.ca
    Website: www.umanitoba.ca