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“I found Olds College to be the perfect school. The instructors I had during the course of my two years were more that I could have ever hoped for. They were extremely knowledgeable, patient, helpful, and supportive. My experience with each and everyone of them was positive. I can comfortably say that I would recommend the College to anyone. I am extremely thankful to everyone for making my time there one of the best experiences of my life.”

Calvin Hagel

Land Agent Graduate

Apply October 1, 2016, for the September 2017 intake! The program is no longer open to applications for the September 2016 intake.

Program Description

Are you an excellent communicator? If so, this maybe a career suited for you. As a Land Agent you will learn how to work with industry, government and landowner stakeholders to arrive at mutually beneficial solutions to the acquisition of land for well sites, pipeline routes, highways and utility right of ways and alternate energy sites. Olds College is the leading educational institution in the training of surface land agents in Western Canada. You can play a vital part in negotiating land agreements while acting as a liaison between corporate or government agencies and the landowner.

With our hands-on training in classrooms, labs and field settings you will learn how to play a pivotal role in the acquisition of land. The Land Agent program teaches land acquisition, land administration, land and agricultural management systems, legal rights, petroleum fundamentals and specialized land and petroleum terminology. During your second year as a student, you will participate in a practicum assignment to further develop your skills.

The Olds College Land Agent program is strongly supported by CAPL (Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen), IRWA (International Right-of-Way Association), and AASLA (Alberta Association of Surface Land Agents). Olds College students are encouraged to join these associations (at a reduced fee) to interact with industry and build their professional network and secure employment after graduation.

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This data comes from our academic database and is for the most current academic year.

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Career Investigation

Applicants to the Land Agent program are required to complete a Career Investigation. In this process, students are required to interview one or more licensed surface land agents to ensure they have a reasonable understanding of this unique career path and the skills required to be in the land agent industry. Further information on the Career Investigation and a contact list of licensed surface land agents will be sent to applicants upon submission of an application.

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Land Agent - Alis Alberta

Lawna Mackie
Enrolment Advisor

Phone: (403) 507-7711
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537
Email: land@oldscollege.ca
Location: Bell e-Learning Centre

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Enrolment Advisor

Jody Turnbull
Enrolment Advisor

Phone: 1 (403) 556-8247
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 8247
Fax: 1 (403) 556-4711
Email: land@oldscollege.ca

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Ask Us or Visit Us

Still have questions? Ask Us. Or take advantage of our many opportunities to come for a campus visit. Register online or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator, or check out our VIRTUAL TOUR.