The entry-level Cannabis Production Worker Training & Recruitment Program provides job seekers with industry training that enhances skill sets, productivity, safety, and workplace communication while increasing job prospects and job mobility for workers in the Cannabis industry – all in a practical learning environment.
In addition to pre-employment, safety and technical training, the program includes knowledge of the Cannabis Act under Health Canada regulations and guidelines.
Training includes, but is not limited to:
- Health & Safety Training
- Cannabis Legislation & Regulations (incl. Cannabis Act)
- Cannabis Production: Farm Labour, Trimming, etc.
- Quality Control & Product Packaging
- Workplace Communication
- Industry Exploration & Career Planning
- Paid Industry Work Placement
Training runs for 3 months starting Summer 2020. A paid industry work placement follows and runs during Fall 2020.
Applications for the Cannabis Production Worker Training & Recruitment program have now closed. Should you wish to be added to the program wait list and notified of future program offerings, please sign up here.
Full-time hours are required (30-40 hours per week). The program will run Monday to Friday, and hours will vary between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the duration of the training. A course schedule will be provided prior to the start of training.
There is no cost to participate. Participants will be responsible for personal transportation to and from training sites, as well as food and living expenses.
Training will take place in Hamilton, Ontario. However, online workshops will be delivered in lieu of COVID-19. Jobs and paid work placements will be available across the province upon request.
- Must be eligible to work in Canada
- Currently unemployed or working less that 20 hours per week on average
- Available to participate in full-time hours for the program’s duration.
Information for Employers
Are you an employer or industry professional interested in participating in the Cannabis Production Worker Training & Recruitment Program? We are inviting you to participate in several ways, including hiring program graduates.
Funders and Partners
The Cannabis Production Worker Training & Recruitment Program is made possible through the SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) pilot project, with funding provided by the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. As a sector-focused workforce development pilot, SAO supports partnerships that bring together employers with employment and training providers. The goal is to develop a pool of job-ready, skilled workers that meet employers’ workforce development needs.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Who is eligible for the Cannabis Production Worker Training & Recruitment Program?
Applicants must complete and submit the Online Application Form, then attend the Cannabis Production Worker Training & Recruitment Program Information Session. Those who are eligible and suitable will be invited to attend an interview to assess whether the Cannabis Worker Recruitment & Training Program is a good fit. Interviews will take place in Summer 2020.
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Following completion of the program, what sort of employment opportunities can one anticipate? The Career Foundation is currently partnered with Weed MD, Beleave Kannabis Corp. and The Green Organic Dutchman. As the industry continues to grow, employer partnerships will develop on an ongoing basis. Work Environment Conditions to Consider:
The Career Foundation is currently partnered with Weed MD, Beleave Kannabis Corp. and The Green Organic Dutchman. As the industry continues to grow, employer partnerships will develop on an ongoing basis.
Work Environment Conditions to Consider:
For all questions regarding the application process, please contact Program Staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org | 416-821-3487