SkillsAdvance Ontario: Food Manufacturing Program

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Free credit course. Apply today.

TheSkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) program is a 9-week sector-focused training and paid job placement service designed to build a career in the Food Manufacturing Industry with nationally recognized certification.


What you'll learn

  • Essential pre-employment skills needed to succeed in the food manufacturing industry and build a career.
  • Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC) training, leading to industry-recognized certifications.
  • Connect with local employers and industry professionals to learn more about this in-demand industry-sector.
  • Technical and competitive skills that provide industry knowledge with a strong foundational base.
  • Develop an employment action plan with long-term and short-term goals for a sustainable career path.



  • A career in the food manufacturing industry.


Participant eligibility and suitability

The SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) Food Manufacturing Program is accepting to those who meet the following criteria until the cohort reaches capacity:

  • An interest in the Food Manufacturing Industry in Hamilton
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Unemployed or working less than 20-hours per week
  • Not enrolled in full-time education
  • 18 years old or over


Online course recommendations

Broadband Internet connection, desktop or laptop computer (tablet is acceptable), basic computer skills (web browsing & email).



Desanka Djonin ddjonin [at] 905-526-8482 x 2286
Jahmoyia Smith jsmith [at] 905-526-8482 x 2290


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This program is offered by Goodwill, the Amity Group in partnership with City School by Mohawk.

This Employment Ontario project is funded by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario