Material Handling 4.0


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Course Description

Get job-ready skills to prepare for a career in warehouses or distribution centres. Did you know that Hamilton is Canada’s gateway for goods movement? Are you ready to prepare for in-demand career opportunities in warehousing and distribution? This program will enhance your soft skills and earn you a micro-certification that employers are looking for. Plus, the two-week paid placement with a local business will help build hands-on skills.

What You'll Learn

Course Details

Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: September 23 to November 3, 2022
Days & Times: 
Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 
Tuesdays 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Placements: November 21 - December 2, 2022
Cost: No cost to learners (fully subsidized)


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Unemployed or working less than 20-hours per week
  • Not enrolled in full-time education 
  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark or IELTS score of at least 6

Application Process

This is program includes a three-step application process. To apply:

Wednesday August 24, 2022 at 1:30 pm

Friday September 2, 2022 at 11 am

Friday September 9, 2022 at 4 pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7 pm

  • Interview with an Employment Consultant to assess suitability

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Additional Program Supports

The program provides the following training supports as required: 

  • Child care subsidy 
  • Personal protective equipment 
  • Bus tickets 
  • Support for online training 
  • Other supports to enable workplace success

Note: This is a Hamilton-based program and all work placements will take place in the Greater Hamilton Area. We encourage all who are interested in a career in goods movement to fill out the Online Eligibility Survey. Upon successful program completion, an Employment Consultant will work with you to find a placement that is suitable for you related to material handling.

Potential Employers Include:


Material Handling 4.0 is a non-postsecondary course. Participants who complete this course can earn 60 hours towards the 120 hours of non-postsecondary courses required for the College Fundamentals Certificate.

Material Handling 4.0 (Course Code: MANU 10078) is designed to support direct pathways into employment in the field. Learners will earn micro-certifications to demonstrate their workplace readiness. Micro-credentials include:


Phone: 905-575-2489
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The Material Handling 4.0 project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.