Program Objectives

To acquire the knowledge, ability and attitude necessary to perform tasks such as patrolling designated areas, lend assistance to people who are lost or in danger, guide hunters, fishers and other users, enforce and apply rules that govern hunting and fishing, give relevant information, assist biologists in their work, work with teams that conduct wildlife inventories, conduct various types of wildlife inspection, monitor the development of leased territories, prepare equipment, buildings and infrastructure, manage a check station, write reports, taking into consideration the tasks listed above.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
737-011 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
737-021 Apply occupational health and safety rules 15 1
737-034 Handle gear, tools and light motorized and non-motorized equipment 60 4
737-043 Provide emergency assistance to persons in need 45 3
737-053 Handle propane gas 45 3
737-064 Prepare the equipment, buildings and infrastructures 60 4
737-073 Apply elements of animal biology 45 3
737-088 Identify wildlife species 120 8
737-095 Interpret and explain the acts and regulations respecting wildlife protection 75 5
737-105 Handle hunting weapons 75 5
737-112 Communicate in the workplace 30 2
737-123 Manage a check station 45 3
737-132 Apply wilderness survival techniques 30 2
737-144 Navigate in the wilderness 60 4
737-152 Get around in the wilderness using non-motorized modes of travel 30 2
737-165 Conduct wilderness patrols 75 5
737-174 Conduct investigations 60 4
737-183 Apply elements of forest ecology 45 3
737-194 Assist wildlife management specialists 60 4
737-202 Detect animal pathologies 30 2
737-215 Use fishing, hunting and trapping techniques 75 5
737-226 Guide and inform customers 90 6
737-231 Use job search techniques 15 1
737-248 Enter the work force 120 8
1320 88

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

There are no groups with this criteria Reset Search

Conservation Officer

Conservation officers patrol the forest. They enforce compliance with hunting and fishing regulations for a particular territory, assist visitors and assist in wildlife habitat planning. As part of their duties, they may have to guide hunters and fishers or help biologists during inventories of natural environments. It is a stimulating job for those who like to work outdoors in nature. A job as a conservation officer requires being resourceful, independent, responsible, and in good physical shape.

Related Training(s)


Average Salary

Conservation Officer — $28.50

Job Titles

Fish and wildlife officer
Fish and game warden
Hunting and fishing guide