Service Rig-HandStart a bright Career


Program is not available for 2017 intake 

A comprehensive and practical approach to employment preparation for the Well Servicing Industry

Training opportunities for employment in Alberta's fastest growing sector - the Oil & Gas Industry

Entry Level Positions in the Well Servicing Industry 


Program length: 8 Weeks Full-Time training

* Must hold Class 5 [non-GDL] Driver's License or greater 


This course covers the following:

  • 8 weeks of full-time training
  • Provides a complete process of employment preparation
  • Technical, safety and on-the-job training provided in conjunction with ENFORM
  • Find employment as a floorhand in the Well Service Industry


Program Outline

  • Upgrading - General & Technical English, Math, Work & Life Management, Occupational Heath & Safety
  • Occupational Training at ENFORM
  • Hands-on Work Experience at Enform's Nisku Training Centre
  • Employment Support

Communication, workplace integration and employment preparation

  • Occupational English & communication
  • Life & work management skills
  • Occupational health & safety
  • General employment preparation

ENFORM Technical and Safety Training in Calgary

  • Introduction to the Petroleum Industry in Canada
  • Environmental land management
  • H2S Alive, Standard First Aid, WHMIS, TDG, PST / CSTS
  • Light Duty Vehicles & Air Brake Endorsement
  • Class 3 Driver's Licence

ENFORM Technical Hands-on Training in Nisku

Work experience on a service rig:

  • Systems & components of the service rig
  • Floor-hand duties & spinning chain
  • Safe use of hand tools
  • Efficient handling of tongs
  • Proper equipment handling
  • Teamwork

Selection Process

Potential candidates are assessed based on program eligibility criteria plus:

  • Credentials, background & experience
  • Language and communication assessment
  • One-on-one interview with program staff
  • Interview with industry HR personnel
  • Suitability for the nature of the occupation
  • Interest in the well service industry and commitment to the program

Learn more about our selection process

Client Eligibility

  • Landed immigrant or new Canadian legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be unemployed/underemployed
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Alberta drivers license and own reliable transportation
  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or received EI in the last three years, or currently receiving Income Support
  • Limited spots for those receiving no funding
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • English at a Canadian Language Benchmark of five and greater
  • Interested in employment in the drilling industry with a strong commitment to the program and employment
  • Willing to undergo alcohol and drug testing with potential employers
  • Physically strong and capable of working in the industry
  • Pass a medical exam
  • Willing to work in camps or travel within the vicinity of drilling activity
  • Willing to relocate and/or work shifts and extended hours in all weather conditions

*  Holders of Class 5 GDL Licenses are not eligible for the Service Rig Program. If you wish to review the Class 5 Driver's License upgrading requirements, please visit a Registry Office [click here for Registry Offices Locations]


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Application open date

Program is not available for 2017 intake 

Application deadline for 2017

Program is not available for 2017 intake 

Program start date

Program is not available for 2017 intake 


How to apply


We accept applications in person only. Please use our map to locate our office.

Our Location:

5th Floor, 1111 - 11 Ave SW. Calgary, Alberta

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