Rig Technician

Drilling is an important phase of oil exploration and extraction in Canada. Drilling is one of the methods used to access hydrocarbon formations. Rig technicians work on drilling rigs and other specialized equipment to drill holes to retrieve these hydrocarbons.

NOC: 8232

Designation Year: 2006

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NL, NS, NT, PE, SK
Trade title: Rig Technician, in BC, MB, NL, NS, NT, PE, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Rig Technician – Driller (Level 3) (SK), Rig Technician 3 (AB, NT)

Occupational Standard for current exams

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Rig Technician trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills rig technicians need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Rig Technician trade.

Study for the Red Seal Examination

Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Rig Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Rig Technician Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Rig Technician.

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