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Admissions Requirements Overview
  • High school graduate
  • Minimum English 40S, one credit
  • Minimum Grade 10 Science
  • Minimum Grade 10 Mathematics
  • Or equivalencies of above
  • Or mature student

Please note that students require a minimum grade of 60% in each of the above courses.

See the current course calendar for complete admissions details. ​









Learning Environment

  • About 60% of the time is spent in the classroom and about 40% in labs and field activities. 
  •  All classes are scheduled and full time attendance is required.
  • Average of 30 hours of instructional contact per week and the student should expect to spend an additional 15 to 20 hours a week working outside of scheduled class time.
  • Scheduled hours may be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekly with some weekend and extended weeks to accommodate field trips and camps.  Evening classes may be a possibility.
  • Field trips range from one day to three weeks away from The Pas.  The trip may involve staying in remote camp situations for extended periods. 
  • Must have the ability to take notes in the field and classroom and work independently to solve problems.
  • Expected to fully participate in group and individual projects including oral presentations.

Working Conditions in the Program

Expect to work:

    • in various adverse conditions, such as cold, wet, hot, or peak insect seasons
    • with hazardous materials e.g. lab chemicals and gasoline
    • with potentially dangerous equipment e.g. chainsaws, snowmobiles, power tools and outboards
    • in remote areas with minimal supervision under unpredictable circumstances
Medical and Physical Expectations, Relating To The Program and Including Future Employment Opportunities
  • Good physical fitness, endurance, and coordination for some work activities e.g. walking distances up to 10 km carrying a backpack in various environmental settings including uneven terrain with many obstacles. 
  • Physical coordination for field work e.g. walking in water in waders carrying gear.
  • Strength for heavy lifting – students may be required to lift materials up to 27 kg.  Type 1 Wildfire Fire Fighters employed in Manitoba are required to demonstrate the following strength skills in a timed circuit:
    • carry a medium pump (28.5 kg) on the back and in the hand,
    • lift and carry on the back a hose pack (25 kg), and
    • advance charged hose (56 kg).  
  • Good vision for identifying various biological specimens, identifying hazards in the field, and operating various equipment (e.g. boats, chainsaws).  Note that colour blindness may limit your future career options. 
  • Adequate hearing for animal identification.
  • Note that students may need to use all of these skills at once – e.g. carrying a box of fire hose through the bush requires strength, endurance, coordination, good vision, and good hearing. These are part of the foundation of a solid technician.
  • Allergy and dietary requirements/conditions must be disclosed. Dietary requirements during remote camps may be the sole responsibility of the student.
Records Checks and Driver’s Licence
A Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry check is not required for entering the program; however, it may be a requirement for certain employment opportunities.  Most employment opportunities require a valid driver’s licence, and some positions require a Class 4 driver’s licence (e.g. Park Patrol Officer – R.O. 1).  A suspended driver’s licence may restrict student participation in some activities in the NRMT program e.g. boat operation.

In preparation for attending in the fall,

Botany Collection Letter

Botany Assignment Questions and Answers

Student Equipment List

Student Supply List

  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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