Wildlife and Bear Awareness (Suncor Approved) - OSCTS - Edmonton, AB

Open to Public This course is available for public registration as well as private on-site requests
Training Category
Health & Safety
Health & Safety Course Category
Wildlife Safety
Course Information
The wilderness in Canada is an integral part of being Canadian. Whether in our past-times like fishing, hiking, and hunting; scientific research and pharmaceuticals, or the billions of dollars it brings in annually through tourism, Canada’s wildlife helps us identify with who we are.

However, as we constantly expand our reach across the country, we find ourselves encroaching on wildlife and encountering situations that were very rare only a few decades ago. While we sometimes find ourselves stumbling upon a wild animal’s home territory, we just as often find animals exploring our territory in search of food.

Wildlife Awareness course aims to teach us how to respect wildlife, reduce encounters that could lead to its destruction, and if all else fails, to deal with an encounter to protect yourself or those around you.

Course Content
  • The importance of the wilderness to Canadians and Canada
  • The hierarchy of controls to prevent or deal with wildlife encounters
  • Information about bear ecology and behaviour
  • How to identify bears, their signs, and prevent encounters
  • The difference between defensive, non-defensive, and predatory encounters
  • How to use bear spray safely
  • Information on Cougars, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and moose; and how to deal with possible encounters
Participants Materials
  • Student Book
  • Wildlife and Bear Awareness certificate on accomplishment of the course
Validity of certifications
  • 3-year expiry
Class Size
  • Maximum 18
  • 100% attendance, and minimum 80% mark for written knowledge evaluation, and successful accomplishment of the practical component
Course Duration
  • 4 hours in-class training
  • Practical components – use of inert bear spray by participants
Welcome to Oil Sands & Construction Training & Safety Ltd (OSCTS). Our philosophy is to support oil fields, pipeline and construction industries with a wide range of online ... moreand classroom training.
Business Location:
Edmonton, Alberta
Wildlife Safety Course Type
Seeing a bear can be one of the most memorable experiences of working in the woods, but it is our responsibility to respect the bear in its home. This means we must not force bears ... moreto leave their habitat, teach them to eat human foods, or place bears in situations where people or bears could get hurt. Preparation and education are essential to ensure our encounters with bears in the wild are positive and
free from conflict.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 5 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 1 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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