Resource Management and Protection

Electrofishing Course - April 29 - April 30 

These are the two-days following the final exam period.

 Day One: Thursday April 29 via Zoom 9am-4pm.

 Day Two: Friday April 30 in the field at a local stream.

 VIU student rate is $300.00

Update: Please contact the Parksville Registration Centre with the below course and section code to enroll for this program via telephone.

Toll Free: 1 866-734-6252

Students will need to pay at time of registration.

Course Code: NRFS 001 I21W01


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Resource Management Officer Technology Diploma Program and Bachelor Degree in Natural Resource Protection

  • Do you have an appreciation and passion for the outdoors?
  • Is your dream job to work in a field relating to the protection and/or management of wildlife, fisheries or environmental resources?

If you answered yes to the above, this program could be for you!

** Want to know what career paths previous Diploma/Degree recipients have followed? See the Alumni Spotlight section for more details.



The Resource Management and Protection courses at Vancouver Island University provide academic training and practical experience required for preparation for careers related to the protection and management of Canada's fisheries, wildlife, and parks resources.

Why VIU?

VIU's Resource Management Officer Technology program is the only Fish and Wildlife Technology program in B.C. that focuses on law enforcement and the legislation applicable to fish and wildlife management and conservation. Students learn to use field investigative techniques to apprehend and prosecute violators of fish, wildlife and environmental laws.

Our Location and Facilities

Nanaimo - a beautiful city on the scenic east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia - is the ideal location.The city is centrally located and close to many marine and freshwater fishery resources, provincial park facilities, forest recreation facilities and other amenities, many of which are utilized in the teaching programs.

The Nanaimo Campus is located on a 92 acre site on the lower slopes of Mount Benson, overlooking the City of Nanaimo, Georgia Strait, and coastal mountains on the BC Mainland.

Application Deadline

Applications are only accepted between October 3 and March 31. Applications received after March 31 are considered late and will be processed as space permits.

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