Material Handling 4.0

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Free Online Credit Course

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 six-week 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.

Note: This is a Hamilton-based program and all work placements will take place in the Greater Hamilton Area.


What You'll Learn


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

Course Details

Delivery: Online and Virtual
September 20 to November 12, 2021  - Priority will be given to youth (ages 18 to 29)
October 18 to December 10, 2021 - Priority will be given to newcomers to Canada within the last 5 years
Days & Times:
Mondays 6 pm to 9 pm
Tuesdays 4 pm to 6 pm
Thursdays 6 pm to 9 pm

Application Process

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

  1. Complete an Eligibility Survey.
  2. Attend an Information Session.
  3. Interview with an Employment Consultant to assess suitability.

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 


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. 


Phone: 905-575-2489
Email: cityschool [at]

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The Material Handling 4.0 project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.