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 Group||Agreement Type|
|Kitikmeot Corporation||Limited Company|
|Tahltan Nation Development||Limited Company|
|Kitselas First Nation||Memorandum of Understanding|
|Stk’emlupsemc Te Secwepmc Nation||Memorandum of Understanding|
|Yinke Dene Economic Development Limited Partnership||Memorandum of Understanding|
|Duz Cho Corporation||Memorandum of Understanding|
|Lhoosk’uz Dene Nation and Ulkatcho First Nation||Project Specific Agreement|