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Maritime Environmental Training Institute


Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Non-DEI (Requires an exemption)
  • Non-Designated Learning Institute (DLI)
  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Second Career
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • The Environmental Health & Safety Technician provides supervisory level training from our industry experienced and certified instructors through a variety of theory and hands on training. Get the skills and certifications needed to prepare you for a career across many industries at home in Nova Scotia or across Canada in Health & Safety and Environmental Services.

    Health and Safety Technicians work with specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to employees, property, the environment and the public. Technicians supports a safe working environment by maintaining OHS administrative processes, conducting training and using processes and common practice solutions to OHS hazards.

     Occupational health and safety technicians work in a variety of settings, such as offices, industrial or manufacturing sector, construction and many other areas.  Often, their jobs consist of fieldwork and travel.

    METI’s Environmental Health & Safety Technician training program responds to the demands of employees in the area of health and safety. Students completing their training graduate knowing how to interpret and reference OHS legislation, develop OHS Programs, conduct audits and inspections of existing OHS and environmental programs, and design and deliver effective OHS training programs to staff for their employers.

    The EHST Program meets the formal education requirements for certification with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) for the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) certification program.

    Whether you are upgrading your current skills or beginning a new path, METI will help you get your career started.

  • The trucking industry is a stable and growing sector that is in the need of qualified Class 1 Operators. Receive the certifications you’ll need to work here in Nova Scotia and across Canada. METI’s Class 1 Driver – Tractor Trailer Program prepares you to become a professional driver by following and meeting the standard for Tractor Trailer Training criteria set by the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council (THRSC) and industry. This 15 week program consists of 11 weeks at METI with over 50 hours of Behind the Wheel time and 4 weeks of Internship.   Many employees are required to have additional safety certifications which are included in the program, eliminating the need  and cost of additional training. Your training certifications will be from METI,  Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), Energy Safety Canada, Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA), Nova Scotia Dept. of Transportation, Canada Safety Council, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and St. John Ambulance, giving you a competitive edge for employment. METI trains with over 500 business and trade professionals. Our course was developed with input from industry professionals who continue to work with us, ensuring that you have the most hire-able skills in the industry. Our support continues long after you have completed your training. We strive to provide Class 1 Driver Training – Tractor Trailer Program graduates with information on career opportunities and career advancement.  
  • METI’s 7 week Construction & Oilfield Driver Class 3– Be Job-Ready with 18 Industry Certifications & 2 Nova Scotia Driver Endorsements, all in 7 weeks. Be trained to  drive tandem trucks, cement trucks, fuel trucks, flatbed, vac truck operator, oilfield swamper and more. METI trains with over 500 business and trade professionals. Our Class 3 Program was developed with input from industry professionals who continue to work with us, ensuring that you have the most hire-able skills in the industry. Your Nova Scotia Driver License will upgrade to a Nova Scotia Class 3 Driver License which will include an Air Brakes Endorsement. Our Class 3 Driver Course gives you MORE certifications and  training. Certifications will be from METI, Nova Scotia Dept. of Transportation, The Canada Safety Council, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), Energy Safety Canada, Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) and St. John Ambulance, giving you a competitive edge for employment. METI’s maintains real industry relationships. “METI and our team partner to place operators with our shutdowns. METI are just awesome and find us CLASS 1/3 people who are interested in working Turnarounds.” Manager, Recruitment CEDA

    Course Description

    Graduates receive a Safety Passport with the following certifications and a Labour and Advanced Education approved Construction & Oilfield Driver- Class 3 Certificate.  
    • Air Brakes
    • Common Safety Orientation (CSO)
    • Cargo Securement
    • Vacuum Truck
    • Class 3 Driver Training
    • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
    • Flag Person (Alberta)
    • Energy Safety Canada Fall Protection
    • Forklift Operator Safety
    • Power Line Hazards
    • Hazard Assessment
    • H2S Alive (Energy Safety Canada)
    • Occupational Health & Safety, OH&S
    • WHMIS GHS Training
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
    • Oilfield Transportation (“Swamper”) Training
    • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS) (ACSA)
    • Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) (Canada Safety Council)
    • Ground Disturbance Level 201 Supervisory Course
    • Standard First Aid with CPR/AED, Level C (St. John’s Ambulance)
  • Learn to assemble one of the most commonly used scaffold system in the construction industry. This scaffold consists of welded steel or aluminum frames connected by cross braces to form a framework to support planks or other platform systems.
  • Train to assemble this versatile type of scaffold, consisting of aluminum tubes and clamps.  Tube and Clamp is best suited for refineries, oil and gas plants and other industrial settings due to its versatility.
  • This program gives you the knowledge, skills and certifications needed to gain employment as a Skilled Labourer in a variety of work settings across Canada. This 5 week program combines instruction with hands-on training to better prepare you to work safely and successfully, whether in construction, the oilfield, manufacturing or anywhere a skilled labourer is needed. [foogallery id=”9975″]

    Program Description

    • Alberta Flag Person
    • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
    • Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA)
    • Forklift Safety
    • Gas Detection
    • Ground Disturbance; Level 201 Supervisory
    • H2S Alive Training (Enform)
    • Hoisting & Rigging
    • Confined Space (NS)
    • Basic Frame Scaffolding, Staging (User & Erector)
    • Fall Protection (NS)
    • Occupational Health & Safety Act (OH&S)
    • Oil Sands Basic Safety Orientation (BSO)
    • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
    • OSSA Elevated Work Platform
    • OSSA Fall Protection
    • OSSA Fire Watch (Spark Watch)
    • Petroleum Safety Training (PST)
    • Permit to Work Safety System
    • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
    • Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
    • Skid Steer Operator Safety Training
    • Standard First Aid, Level C w/ AED and CPR (2 Day)
    • Traffic Control Person (TCP)
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • METI’S EARTHMOVING OPERATOR program prepares you to be Job-Ready with 15 Industry Certifications, including Backhoe and Excavator, 2 Nova Scotia Driver Endorsements and a Labour & Advanced Education approved Certificate for Earthmoving Operator; all in 10 weeks. The hands on training is in a simulated working environment with industry experienced instructors, giving students the advantage of their knowledge and expertise.The training site is over 10 acres…lots of room to play! Training time is valuable and we focus our training on our graduates being skilled, with a month of Driver Training, a month of Heavy Equipment Training and two weeks of Safety Certifications that are relevant to your career choice whether you are here at home in Nova Scotia or anywhere across the country. METI trains with over 500 business and trade professionals. Our course was developed with input from industry professionals who continue to work with us, ensuring that you have the most hire-able skills in the industry.

    Course Description

    Graduates receive a Safety Passport with the following certifications and a Labour and Advanced Education approved Earthmoving Operator certificate.
    • Air Brakes Training.
    • Class 3 Driver Training
    • Cargo Securement and Handling Training
    • Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)
    • WHMIS 2015 GHS
    • Occupational Health & Safety Act, OH&S (NS)
    • Standard First Aid, Level C with CPR and AED
    • Power Line Hazards Training (Workplace NL)
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Common Safety Orientation (CSO)
    • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
    • Energy Safety Canada(ESC) Fall Protection
    • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
    • H2S Alive (Hydrogen Sulphide Training/ Energy Safety Canada)
    • Ground Disturbance 201
    • Trenching & Excavating
    • Intro to Heavy Equipment
    • Backhoe Operation, Loading and Maintenance
    • Excavator Operation, Loading and Maintenance
    • Dump Truck Operation
  • In May 2018 METI and YOUNG DRIVERS® (YD) began their partnership with METI purchasing the YOUNG DRIVERS® of Sydney franchise. METI added Driving Programs to their Career College in 2014 with Class 3, in 2015 with Class 1 and now offers Class 5  Drivers Education with YOUNG DRIVERS®. The blend of METI and YOUNG DRIVERS® is a perfect fit.  A YOUNG DRIVERS® Course is the best insurance you can buy for a new driver. YD has spent over 40 years developing programs and YD updates and improves it every year. The YD program is designed for a new driver, any driver looking to improve their skills or confidence or new residents to Canada; ANY AGE.
    Why Young Drivers?
    • Over 1.3 Million YOUNG DRIVERS® Graduates
    • Over 45 Years in the Driver Education Industry
    • Best Driving Instructors – YOUNG DRIVERS® is the Only Driving School to Annually Re-certify Our Instructors
    • Convenient Driving Classes & Course Times
    • School Pickup and Convenient Pickup Locations For In-Car Driving Lessons
    • The Only ISO 9000 Driving Program in the Country
    YD believes that Evasive Maneuvers are an important part of your learning experience. We teach these skills in car, because that’s where you will need them. YOUNG DRIVERS® program is a recognized approved course to shorten the waiting time for road test, may reduce insurance costs and no further courses will be required to exit all the phases of the Graduated Licence System after the required waiting periods.  

Technology, Networking Programs

  • Build a System Scaffold, which is made up of different sized vertical posts and horizontal and diagonal members. Because it is as quick as Frame yet as versatile as Tube and Clamp it is used in the same work environments as Tube and Clamp.

Maritime Environmental Training Institute

METI is a career college providing certified Occupational, Environmental, Health and Safety training for today’s industries… coast to coast.We provide occupational, environmental, health and safety training through our accredited and industry-approved programs and courses.

We are a registered Private Career College with Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Advanced Education. METI is a licensed Driver Training School in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Act offering programs of study in Environmental Health & Safety Technician Diploma Program, Class 1 Driver Training, Class 3 Driver Training, and Class 5, Scaffold Erector, Earthmoving, and Oilfield And Construction Skilled Labourer  as well as Safety Courses,  Safety Services, in-demand online training and are a franchisee for YOUNG DRIVERS of Canada.

METI is proud to say that in 2020 we are working with over 600 businesses and organizations, providing instructor-led occupational safety training, coast to coast.  METI makes a strong effort to continue working with students after graduation so they can secure employment. We are passionate about graduating students with a real world education to help students get and hold jobs.

Our team is made up of industry-experienced faculty, instructors, and staff. METI’s training is geared to provide students with the knowledge, skills and certification needed to meet the requirements of a person employed in a variety of industries; whether as EHS Technicians, EHS Supervisors, EHS Consultants, EHS Advisors, Supervisors, Foremen, Hazardous Waste Supervisors, Class 1 or Class 3 Operators, Scaffolders, Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourers, Equipment Operators, Temporary Workplace Signers, Traffic Control Persons, Confined Space Attendants, Fire Watchers, Bottle Watch Attendants, Confined Space Entrants and Attendants, Hazardous Waste Workers, Lead, Asbestos or Mold Abatement Persons, and much, much more.

METI’s History

Continued development and enhancement are top priorities for METI, and we continue to strive to provide the best training experience to our students and clients. Since incorporation in 1991, METI purchased Hatscan Online, an online training venture which has provided training for over 70,000 users and over 500 businesses.

In addition to the global reach of our online training, METI has delivered instructor-led training across Canada and in locales such as Scotland and Bangladesh. Along with providing classroom-based training, METI provides on-line learning. Our learning management system (LMS) administers and tracks training across 4 continents, allowing supervisors and managers to oversee training history and records of their employees with our Administration Control feature. Since acquiring our new campus in 2012, METI’s Sydney, Nova Scotia location boasts a training facility, complete with two building units with over 22,000 square feet and a fully developed training yard.

Our Registrations, Associations, And Memberships

  • Third Party Trainer with the Canada Safety Council
  • Registered with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
  • Member of the Private Career Colleges Association of Nova Scotia (PCANS)
  • Member of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC)
  • Authorized Training Provider for Energy Safety Canada, the training provider for Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry
  • Associated member of the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA)
  • Recognized Service and Training Provider for the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA)
  • Member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors
  • Distributor for Build Force Canada (formally known as the Construction Sector Council)
  • Accredited training institute for the Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA), being the sole facility offering scaffolding training in Atlantic Canada
  • Training provider for Workplace NL (WHSCC), serving outside Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Designated Learning Institute (DLI), accepting international students

Our Mission Statement

At METI, we maintain a friendly, fair, and creative learning environment which respects diversity, new ideas, and hard work, distinguishing us as a private career college. Growth and development are imperative to METI’s vision, and we strive to accomplish this by providing our students with quality, in demand, cost-effective safety training and certification.

Our Training Assets

We facilitate our safety training by using equipment that includes late model Class 1, Class 3 and Class 5 Vehicles, Forklift, Scissor Lift, Backhoe, Excavator, Mini Excavator, Rough Terrain Telehandler – Zoom-Boom, Aerial Work Platform, Confined Space Training simulator, Tower Rescue Training and Fall Protection Training Simulators, Respiratory Protective Equipment and Gas Detection Training equipment, a Fire Safety Simulator, a Hazardous Waste Supervisor Training simulator and Hazardous Waster Worker Training simulator, Asbestos Abatement Training simulator and Mold Remediation Training simulation areas, Underground Storage Tank Removal Training – UST Training Area, along with Frame Scaffold Training, Systems Scaffolds Training and Tube and Coupler (clamp) Scaffolds Training and much more.

  • Dynamic in-house program design and development
  • Trained, accredited and industry-engaged instructors
  • Efficient Administration Staff assuring the operations run efficiently
  • Digital Fire Simulator
  • Cutting-edge Confined Space Simulated experience
  • Innovative Hazardous Material Simulation Facility
  • Multi-Station Computer Lab
  • State of the art technology integrated within each classroom

How Does METI Ensure Qualified And Endorsed Training?

METI ensures our training is current, is in demand and meets the ever changing needs of the labour market, by maintaining associations with:

  • Training providers
  • Organizations
  • Trade Unions
  • Companies
  • Industries and Industry Associations
  • Legislative and Regulatory Bodies
  • Partners from Coast to Coast to Coast

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