Wood Buffalo Wildlife Awareness

Please note: this course is required for access to Suncor facilities

Canada’s Boreal Forest is one of the world’s largest intact ecosystems and is a vital part of Canada’s environment, culture, and economy. It is also home to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and many oil and gas project sites. These sites, and the people who work on them, are surrounded by the natural breeding and denning area for numerous mammals and over 150 types of birds. This course covers preventing hazardous situations that may lead to human-wild interactions, the purpose and requirements for line-of sight buffers, and how and when to report wildlife sightings.

Upon Completion

The online course ends with a proctored exam. Upon achieving a passing grade on the exam with a minimum score of 70%, a Certificate of Completion that is valid for three years will be available to print.

Topics Covered

  • Wildlife Standard
  • Identifying wildlife habituation hazards
  • Line-of-sight requirements
  • Barbeque policy
  • Reporting wildlife sightings


  • For the online course, participants are given five attempts at the final exam; if a second attempt is required, it is strongly recommended to review all the course material before trying again
  • All registrations are booked through Energy Safety Canada
  • Course can be accessed for 90 days from initial registration
  • Students who do not complete the course cannot be certified and registration fees will not be reimbursed, as per the Cancellation Policy
  • Suncor equivalent training course name - "RMWB Wildlife Awareness Basic WBT"

Equipment Requirements for Online Class