1. In general, you must have a high school diploma.
2. To be a mining or quarrying supervisor, you may need a college or university program in mining technology or engineering. You usually need several years' experience and may require provincial certification.
3. To be an oil and gas drilling and service supervisor, you need extensive experience eight years or more in the occupation you are supervising and completion of Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS) courses. You also need first aid, hydrogen-sulphide awareness, blowout prevention, and other safety certificates. You may also need a two-year college diploma in petroleum engineering technology.
4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a community college diploma.