Fact Sheet - Geoscientist

Regulated profession (NOC 2021)
Regulatory bodyEngineers Geoscientists Manitoba
Regulated titles
  • Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.)
  • Geoscience intern
National bodiesGeoscientists Canada is the national organization of the provincial and territorial regulatory bodies that govern Canada's professional geoscientists and geoscientists-in-training.
Registration processSee Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba - For Internationally Educated Professionals.
Credential assessmentEngineers Geoscientists Manitoba refers internationally educated applicants to World Education Services (WES) to obtain a WES ICAP (course-by-course) credential evaluation. See Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba - How to Apply to World Education Services (WES).
Language proficiencySee Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba - Language Requirements.
Professional competency profilesSee Geoscientists Canada - Competency Profile for Professional Geoscientists at Entry to Practice.
Essential skills profileGo to Job Bank - Explore careers by essential skills, search for the occupation via name or NOC code, and view the essential skills profile.
Employment outlookGo to Job Bank - Explore job outlooks, search the occupation name or NOC code, and view employment outlook by provinces and regions across Canada.
Job search toolsSee Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba - Career Opportunities.

To search job postings in any occupation, visit Job Bank or Work in Manitoba.
Related occupations/alternate careers (NOC 2021)Below are examples of occupations in the broader field of geology and natural resources:

  • 22101 – Geological and mineral technologists and technicians*
  • 22300 – Civil engineering technologists and technicians*
  • 80010 – Managers in natural resources production and fishing
  • 82021 – Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
  • 83101 – Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
  • 21120 – Public and environmental health and safety professionals
  • 22232 – Occupational health and safety specialists**

*Employers may require professional certification with the Certified Technicians & Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM).

**Employers may require specific certification in the field.

While each occupation will have its own set of employment requirements, none are regulated occupations in Manitoba and therefore do not have certification/registration requirements with a professional regulatory body. Employers often, however, require applicants to have job-specific experience, training, and/or certification. Always check the hiring criteria carefully. Hiring criteria is set by the employer and will vary from employer to employer.
Last updated December 2022.


  1. This fact sheet serves as a guide and will be updated periodically. When researching information on professional registration processes, always refer to the regulator to ensure accurate, up-to-date information.
  2. The Government of Canada updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC) every five years. At present, users can access four versions of NOC (2021, 2016, 2011, and 2006) on the NOC website. When searching an occupation on the NOC website, always use the most recent version (NOC 2021).
  3. The regulatory body is the only organization that can grant entry into a regulated occupation via registration and the issuing of a licence or certificate. Other organizations (e.g., national bodies, regional bodies, membership associations, etc.) are not regulatory bodies.