Indigenous Relationships

Building relationships for over 20 years

The Geotech Group of Companies, including Gregg Drilling and Testing Canada Ltd., have built relationships within the communities we’ve worked for over 20 years.

Over this time social expectations, regulations and laws have evolved and changed, specifically with respect to Indigenous/First Nations peoples. With these changing expectations and awareness of social responsibilities Geotech has continuously been evolving and improving our engagement within the communities in which we work. Geotech recognizes the importance of developing and maintaining healthy community relations and believes this is essential to the Company’s current and future success.

While Geotech has worked informally with many Indigenous groups on many projects over the years, since 2013 Geotech has been making more formal agreements and efforts to be a leader within the drilling industry sector.

The intent of these relationships is to capitalize on sustainable and responsible business and economic development opportunities in the regions that lead to job creation, training and business opportunities for the local Indigenous members. While our agreements with our partners typically include preferential hiring of local community members while working in their territory, we encourage employees to work in all areas in which we work.

Geotech has formed relationships and / or joint ventures with the following Indigenous Communities:

Indigenous GroupAgreement Type
Kitikmeot CorporationLimited Company (Geotech Ekutak)
Tahltan Nation Development CorporationLimited Company (Tahltech Drilling)
Stk’emlupsemc Te Secwepmc NationMemorandum of Understanding
Yinka Dene Economic Development Limited PartnershipMemorandum of Understanding
McLeod Lake Indian BandMemorandum of Understanding
Leq’a:mel Development Limited PartnershipProject Specific Agreement
Clearwater River Dene NationProject Specific Agreement