Targeted Training


Courses in the Targeted category vary from year to year. Training is designed to meet the direct needs of the municipalities.  The specific needs are identified through the MTO’s annual Training Needs Survey, a detailed analysis of previous years’ deliveries, and through direct requests from the municipalities themselves as the year progresses. Occasionally the MTO is asked to conduct training by a partner and should the partner contribute the entire costs of this training, the MTO will be able to accommodate the requests.

This categotry of training requires the flexibility to respond directly to the pulse of the community.  


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The Municipal Training Organization will conduct Heavy Equipment Operator training in your community. The Hamlet of Resolute Bay and the MTO have opened up this training to the general public but space is limited!

Location: Resolute Bay

Date: August 12-31, 2019

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The Municipal Training Organization will conduct Heavy Equipment Operator training in your community. The Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet  and the MTO have opened up this training to the general public but space is limited!

Location: Chesterfield Inlet 

Date: August 6 - 22, 2019

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Class 3/Air Brakes training provides the skills & knowledge for new drivers to test for their licence. It gives licensed drivers enhanced safety & vehicle management skills.

Location: Coral Harbour 

Date: July 2-21, 2019

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This workshop is focused on the introduction of best practices, modern techniques and established strategies to improve the process of business or professional writing, Overall, the result is a more professional and polished product: written documents aligned to your readers’ needs.


Learning outcomes to include:

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Confined and restricted spaces are work areas which are not intended for continuous occupancy, and which have by design, limited or restricted entry or exit. Confined Space Entry Hazard Awareness trains personnel to recognize hazards of working in a confined or restricted space and to carry out confined space entry and attendant duties safely.

MTO is offering a Dust Suppression and Safety course in Arviat. This course aims to teach about dust control and stabilization, application, and safety. There will also be training provided around defensive driving and fall protection for Public Works senior staff. 

Location: Arviat

Dates: August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Professional Drivers’ Upgrading delivered in partnership with the Alberta Motor Association. Training and certification were provided in: safe performance backing procedures, vehicle handling & control, observance of rules & regulations, defensiveness & planning, and general skills.

This 2-day course provides Facility Operators the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and abilities in areas that will benefit themselves, their employer (hamlet), their career and the facility they operate.  This training is intended to meet the need for trained operators and efficient operation of swimming pool facilities.

This course provides an overview of water, wastewater and solid waste:

  • management requirements
  • legislative regimes
  • daily, monthly, semi-annual, and annual operational requirements and standards.

This course provides the specific knowledge and skills that are essential for Municipal Works Foremen to ensure that programs are in place to:

  • protect the health of the community
  • protect the environment
  • ensure that maximum benefit results from public spending

The Lifesaving Society's Bronze Medallion award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education - judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness. This program will increase community capacity for lifeguards in the eight (8) communities that currently have pool facilities:

This project was built on the commitment of the Government of Nunavut – Department of Environment to establish a hazardous waste (HW) diversion process at Nunavut landfills that contributes to community safety and is in compliance with existing environmental acts and regulations.   With regard to household hazardous waste management, partnerships are key.

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  1. Landfill Basics: natural attenuation landfills, leachate/surface water monitoring; equipment safety, care & maintenance; operational limitations; litter control; waste screening; cell construction & compaction; gate operations; monitoring
  2. Operations: determine if your landfill is really efficient; understand the best landfill management practices; tools that will help maximize your landfill’s capacity; cost control
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Municipal Solid Waste Management Phase 2 will take the participant further into the best practices of Landfill Mangement; Hazardous Waste Managment; Waste Segregations and storage methods, Occupational health and safery; Land Fill Fires ( causes, prevention and Emergency responses; and the NWB water License reporting requirements.

Participants will gain hands on experience on the this 3 day seminar, with spending 1 full day in a Land fill operation and working with consultants and community peers on best practices methods.

This seminar will involve three phases of training:

This course utilizes Technology and Geography to explore Spatial and Non-spatial questions such as:

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Database Management Systems (DBMS)
  • Geometrics
  • Earth Observation (Satellites)
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Surveying
  • Photogrammetry

GIS is about modeling and describing our world into two ways, either Spatial (Locational Data) or Non-Spatial (Attribute Data). City of Iqaluit, many departments of Government of Nunavut and Federal Government are known for using GIS.

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The 5 day Recreation Facility Operators Course will cover 3 basic needs for Facility grassroots workers.  The first is for Arena Maintenance including ice painting, the second component will be Life Cycle Risk Management, understanding the life cycle of your facility and identifying and dealing with risk issues, then it will finish up with a 2 day workshop on Supervisory Skills, where participants will understand managing yourself, managing work, managing people and managing situations.