Resource Management Officer Technician (RMOT) Introduction Course

Posted on décembre 4, 2023
Updated décembre 6, 2023

Winter 2024 Pilot Courses Open for Registration in Prince Rupert, Yellowknife and Millbrook


The ITSD Hub has developed a Resource Management Officer Technician (RMOT) Introduction Course that will provide participants with baseline knowledge on fisheries resource management concepts, compliance monitoring and an introduction to observe, record, report theory.

It is the first course being developed as part of a wider RMOT Training Program.

The course is intended to support successful outcomes for individuals and communities who are participating in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) RMOT Program, which aims to strengthen communities’ capacity by providing funding for communities to:

  • hire personnel to work in an RMOT-related role (catch monitor, guardian, field personnel, etc.) where those activities are currently not underway;
  • enhance existing personnel’s monitoring capacity (extend season, increase workforce, monitor additional activities); or,
  • establish a monitoring network with other communities to coordinate and jointly deploy monitoring resources.

Introduction Course overview

The RMOT Introduction Course spans four days and will include engaging presentations, hands-on activities, and insightful discussions.

The course caters to a diverse audience and encompasses a wide spectrum of objectives, from introducing participants to the intricate facets of fisheries to instilling safety best practices, fostering community connections and networking opportunities, and providing ongoing career guidance post-course.

The course will provide participants with knowledge and skills applicable to multiple career paths in the fisheries sector. The Introduction Course can be a starting point from which participants can go on to take specific safety certifications and specialized training in subject areas along technical, compliance, administration, management, or other trajectories.


The 4-day course will introduce a range of topics, including:

  • Relevant Indigenous fisheries case law
  • Health & Safety
  • Species Identification & Classification
  • Gear types
  • Data collection
  • Observe, Record, Report
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Career planning


The RMOT Introduction Course is being offered to a pilot group of participants for critical evaluation and final edits to content prior to the official launch of the course in Spring / Summer 2024. Three pilot courses are being held in the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic regions between January and March, 2024:






Prince Rupert, BC

January 29 – February 1, 2024


Yellowknife, NWT (tentative)

February 12 – 15, 2024


Truro, NS

February 26 – 29, 2024

Course fees, travel, and accommodation costs will be reimbursed up to a limit dependent on region. Contact Lorraine Ferguson, CDT Training Coordinator at for more information.

Please note that each pilot has a capacity of 25 participants and seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis, with preference given to individuals currently employed as “RMOTs” or in a position funded by the RMOT Program. There will be additional offerings when the course officially launches in Spring / Summer 2024!


Information submitted through the form below form will only be shared with the ITSD Hub and CDT Advisors and will be used for course registration purposes only. You may be contacted directly for clarification on your registration and/or to arrange financial reimbursement. 

Online registration form

PDF registration form

Alternatively, download a copy of the Registration Form below and email it to Lorraine Ferguson, CDT Training Coordinator at

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