Approved Training Courses

Food Handlers Course

A Food Handlers Course is required for membership in the Craft Services department of Local 849, but also strongly recommended for anyone working with food on production and required per the appropriate provincial regulations.  

The links listed below are direct links to the Maritime Province's lists of approved Food Handlers Courses: 





The courses listed below are courses listed in the above provincial links and Local 849 has approved:

Approx. Cost: $30 CAD
Approx. Time to Complete: 6 Hours + Exam
Languages Available: English and exam accommodations for ESL.

Canadian Insitute of Food Safety

Approx. Cost: $100 CAD
Approx. Time to Complete: 8 Hours + 1 Hour Exam
Languages Available: English

TrainCan Basics

Approx. Cost: $55 CAD
Approx. Time to Complete: 6-8 Hours + 1.5 Hour Exam
Languages Available: English & French

Food Safety Market

Approx. Cost: $96 CAD
Approx. Time to Complete: 8 Hours + Exam
Languages Available: English & French
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