We welcome applications from all those interested in City School, but please note that priority will be given to those who meet the following:
19 years of age or older
- Have no or limited post-secondary education (i.e., have not attended college or university, or participated in an apprenticeship); and/or currently unemployed and/or in receipt of social assistance (e.g., Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program)
Live within the community in which the course(s) is being offered
Note: High school completion is not a requirement
We do our best to make case-by-case considerations.
Should class registration not be full by the application deadline, applicants who do not meet the priority criteria will be considered on a chronological basis.
Students can earn up to two (2) free credits through City School.
You will be notified of your registration status approximately three (3) weeks before the course begins.
Virtual and Online Fall 2020 Courses
SkillsAdvance Ontario: Personal Support Worker Training
(CRED 10148, HSCI 10188)
Credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues to Fri | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Sept 8 - Nov 27 | APPLY NOW
This course is a great way to explore pathways related to Personal Support Workers while preparing for a job interview at the end of the 12-week course!
SkillsAdvance Ontario: Early Childhood Education Assistant Training
(CRED 10148, EDUC 10062)
Credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues to Fri | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Sept 8 - Nov 27 | APPLY NOW
In this course you will be taking Principles of Child Development course from Mohawk’s ECE diploma program. You will develop employment skills through workshops with an Employment Counsellor and gain hands-on training through a 3-week paid placement at a local early childhood education centre.
SkillsAdvance Ontario: Food Manufacturing Program
Credit course | Online & Virtual | Mon to Fri | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Sep 14 - Nov 13 | ddjonin [at] goodwillonline.ca (subject: SkillsAdvance%20Ontario%20(SAO)%3A%20Food%20Manufacturing%20Inquiry, body: Hello%2C%20%0A%0AI%20am%20interested%20in%20learning%20more%20about%20the%20upcoming%20SkillsAdvance%20Ontario%20(SAO)%3A%20Food%20Manufacturing%20program%20and%2For%20applying%20for%20the%20September%20program.%0A%0APlease%20contact%20me%20by%20email%20or%20by%20phone%20(*note%20-%20if%20you%20are%20interested%20in%20a%20Goodwill%20representative%20contacting%20you%20by%20phone%2C%20please%20include%20your%20phone%20number).%0A%0AThank%20you%2C%0A%0A(*Note%3A%20please%20include%20your%20first%2Flast%20name)) (APPLY NOW)
Sector focused training and placement in the Food Manufacturing Industry.
START: Introduction to Horticulture
Credit course | Online & Self-paced | Continuous intake | Sep 8 - Oct 23 or Nov 2 - Dec 18 | APPLY NOW
Develop skills and knowledge to assist in the preparation and maintenance of outdoor gardens and garden structures.Learn about career opportunities within the sector while learning the tools and terminology of the trade.
START: Ship Repair and Fabrication
Credit Course | Online & Self-paced | Oct 19 - Dec 18 | APPLY NOW
Learn the concepts and terminology that you will need to begin a successful local career in ship repair and fabrication.Explore career opportunities in and around Hamilton in this growing sector.
START: Introduction to Manufacturing
Credit Course | Online & Self-paced | Nov 2 - Dec 18 | APPLY NOW
Learn how work is done across a range of sectors including steel, automotive and plastics and food processing. Start your journey on becoming an MSSC accredited and industry-recognized Certified Production Technician. Discover the sustainable and well-paying careers available in this sector.
Principles of Child Development
Credit course | Online & Virtual | Wed and Fri | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Sep 23 - Nov 20 | APPLY NOW
This course is a great way to explore education and career pathways related to early childhood education!
Foundations 1: Personal Support Worker
Credit course | Online & Virtual | Wed and Fri | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Sep 23 - Nov 20 | APPLY NOW
This course is a great way to explore education and career pathways related to Personal Support Workers!
Explore Careers at the Port
Non-credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues and Thurs | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Sep 22 - Oct 29 | APPLY NOW
This course is a great way to connect and engage with businesses to learn more about in-demand careers at the Port!
Environmental Technology (For Women)
Credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues and Thurs | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Sep 22 - Dec 3 | APPLY NOW
Explore the environmental impact humans have on the world, and learn about the technology and infrastructure we build to try to help.
STEM Career Discovery (For Women)
Non-credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues and Thurs | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Sep 22 - Nov 26 | APPLY NOW
Discover professions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math that align with your skills and interests along with the college pathway options to help you get there.
Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Mon and Wed | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Sep 21 - Dec 2 | APPLY NOW
Explore various pathways to well-being, as we learn evidence-based strategies with roots in the science of Positive Psychology. Discover ways in which you can improve your mindset, increase self-awareness and self-understanding, cultivate flourishing relationships, practice self-care, and align your life with your values and purpose.
Business Studies Discovery
Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Mon and Wed | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Sep 21 - Dec 2 | APPLY NOW
Explore postsecondary business program pathways, and develop personal and professional skills to help you succeed academically and in entrepreneurship.
Non-credit Course | Online & Virtual | Mon to Fri | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm | Sep 21 - Dec 11 | APPLY NOW
Learn what it takes to build websites and create mobile applications, apply your skills through practice exercises and assignments, and explore career opportunities. Course time will be divided between instructor lecture and demonstration, individual practice and small-group work.
Explore Careers at Walters
Non-credit Course | Online & Virtual | Wed and Fri | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Oct 7 - Nov 27 | Coming Soon
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City School Locations
Eva Rothwell Centre
460 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton
Hamilton Central Library
4th floor, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton
Mission Services of Hamilton
196 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton
449 Sanatorium Road
Community Employment Services
163 Centennial Parkway North
Red Hill Library
695 Queenston Rd,