Online Health and Safety Training for Job Seekers

Published on July 07, 2020

As part of the province's recovery from COVID-19, the government announced $3 million of support for critical health and safety training that job seekers need. This investment will make training online, available, and free, ensuring job seekers get their qualifications and get back to work.

Up to 100,000 job seekers may now take free online health and safety training through Employment Ontario: LINK

The courses cover infection control, health and safety investigation, and workplace violence and harassment prevention.

The province encourages job seekers to contact Employment Ontario in their area to enroll in these free training opportunities.

The government is also pleased to share that worker and employer members of Joint Health and Safety Committees may now use video conferencing to take paid training with instructors. These sessions will help trainees learn how to protect their work sites and keep themselves and other workers safe.

Many training providers have shut down or significantly reduced the number of classes they offer due to COVID-19. The province is extending the validity period for certifications that would have expired by August 31. Trainees now have until November 30 to renew their certification.

To learn more, click here.