22113 – Conservation and fishery officers



22113 – Conservation and fishery officers
Conservation and fishery officers, inspectors and observers enforce federal and provincial regulations established for the protection of fish, wildlife and other natural resources and collect and relay information on resource management. They are employed by federal and provincial government departments.


Index of titles
Conservation officer
District inspector - fisheries
District supervisor - fisheries
Dockside monitor - fisheries
Dockside observer - fisheries
Fish and game warden
Fish and wildlife officer
Fisheries inspector
Fisheries inspector supervisor
Fisheries observer
Fisheries officer
Fisheries officer supervisor
Fishery officer
Fishing area supervisor
Forest ranger - wildlife management
Game officer
Game warden
Natural resources officer
Park ranger


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Generate public awareness of fish and wildlife conservation and regulations
Conduct patrols by truck, aircraft, boat, or on foot, to ensure compliance with the provincial and federal statutes relating to fish, wildlife and the environment
Investigate complaints, arrest violators, prepare briefs and present evidence in court
Issue licences, export documents and special permits and collect royalties assessed on fish, wildlife and timber resources
Implement and supervise approved techniques in preventing or overcoming damage caused by wildlife
Perform resource protection duties, such as inspecting fishing gear and equipment and monitoring fishing activities for compliance with regulations
Gather resource data by making inventories of fish, collecting water samples and assisting biologists in scientific research
Supervise or provide firearms safety training courses and trapper education courses.


Employment requirements
Completion of a college program in renewable resources management, environmental conservation or a related discipline is usually required.
On-the-job training and courses related to law enforcement and resource management are provided.
A class-5 driver's licence, pesticide applicator's licence and explosives licence may be required.


Additional information
Progression to senior and supervisory positions is possible with experience.


Biological technologists and technicians (22110)
Fish inspector (in 22111 Agricultural and fish products inspectors)
Forestry technologists and technicians (22112)