Saskatchewan's Education Opportunities in the Natural Resources Sector

The Leader Post reports that due to Saskatchewan's booming economy more and more students enroll in training programs in the natural resources sector. There is a steady increase of students attending geology courses and new programs are in consideration.


[…] industry assistance led to the school [Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, SIAST] introducing a two-year diploma in mining engineering technology this year. It was so popular, half of the applicants were turned away.

Don Morgan, advanced education minister, also points to the University of Saskatchewan's mining engineering options […], and the fact the University of Regina is considering a masters-level program in mining and environment.

Stephen Bend, a professor in the university's geology department [University of Regina], says enrolment in geology courses has climbed steadily each year.

"In terms of geoscience programs, we're one of the largest in Canada now," he says, adding that 90 per cent of graduates are getting jobs in the field.