Cannabis Production Worker Training and Recruitment Program

Provides job seekers with industry training that enhances skill sets, productivity, safety, and workplace communication.  Helps to increase job prospects and job mobility for workers in the Cannabis industry in a practical learning environment. 

    Program requires 30 to 40 hours per week and is divided into the following components: 

    • Pre-employment workshops
    • Health and Safety Training
    • Technical Skills Training
    • Job preparation and placement workshops
    • Post-employment follow ups

    Training includes, but is not limited to:

    • Cannabis Legislation and Regulations
    • Quality Control and product packaging 
    • Cannabis production, farm labour, sanitation and trimming
    • Workplace communication 
    • Industry exploration and career planning
    • Paid industry work placement  

    This program is made possible through the SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) pilot project.  It is funded by the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. 

    Organizations that offer this Service
    Career Foundation
    Sites that offer this Service
    Career Foundation Hamilton Office
    Sunday:
    Closed

    Monday:
    9:30-15:30

    Tuesday:
    9:30-15:30

    Wednesday:
    9:30-15:30

    Thursday:
    9:30-15:30

    Friday:
    9:30-15:30

    Saturday:
    Closed

    Mon-Fri
    9:30 am-3:30 pm
    Toll-Free Number: 1-855-223-8231
    TTY Number: 1-877-688-5504
    Fax Number: 905-667-0468
    Work: 416-731-1737 (Program Staff, Toronto Office)
    Website: Website

    110 James St S
    Hamilton, ON
    L8P 2Z2

    Eligibility

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • eligible to work in Canada
    • currently unemployed, working less than 20 hours per week, or in an unsteady work situation
    • available to commit to full-time program hours for the duration of the program
    Areas Served
    Hamilton
    Fees
    Fee
    None
    There is no cost to participate in the program. Participants will be responsible for personal transportation to and from training and employment sites, as well as living expenses such as food and rent.
    Languages
    English
    Application Instructions

    Applicants must complete and submit the Online Application Form, then attend a program information session.  Those who are eligible and suitable will be invited to attend an interview.

    Contact
    Elaine Logie, Project Coordinator, Career Foundation
    Last Full Update
    April 22, 2021