Higher education in Canada
Niagara College: Commercial Cannabis Production
A one-year course, training in plant nutrition, environment, climate control, and pest control.
• Regulatory and trade requirements for production and packaging
• Accurately track crop production costs and provide documentation
• A field placement at a cannabis producer in region ends the program
Quality assurance, grower, propagation, and operations manager.
Course cost $125.00 per credit – 36 credits for completion of course
Durham College: Cannabis Industry Specialization program
Part-time course, age requirement of 19 years old required.
Consists of preparation for business experience for those with a degree in business and wishing to pursue a carrier in the budding cannabis industry. Training in Canadian regulatory requirements and how to apply it to business decision practices. The course must be completed within one year of starting the course.
Quality assurance, production sales marketing, and educators.
McGill University: workshops-medical cannabis production and quality control
Workshops on medical cannabis production and control.
Adults working in food science and medicinal chemistry that wish to transfer to the medicinal cannabis industry.
In the process of starting full-time programs in 2019.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University: trains frontline staff to work in the cannabis industry
4-day workshops, online training.
Cultivation technicians, quality control and medical customer service
Course cost: $1500 +GST
Ryerson University: The Business of Cannabis
This course prepares the student for the cannabis industry, paying attention to Ontario Cannabis legislation at both levels of government will be taught, financing for business opportunities in the cannabis industry and the selling of cannabis in Canada.
Entrepreneurs who are needing knowledge and skills to start their own cannabis business, training people currently working in the field who need more knowledge to perhaps further their employability
College of the Rockies: Cannabis Retail program
This is a 26, week course it is available 4 times per year this course will include hands-on experience in a related business as your work placement requirement. It is an online course with a study focus on the retail business of cannabis.
Currently, this program is only opened to Canadian students.
Highly specialized retail positions in the industry
Client Care Technicians
Old’s College: cannabis production Level 1
180 hour online course split among four monthly instructor-led courses, combined with a hands-on one-week field study. You will be ready for entry-level work in the cannabis industry. Instruction will be provided on horticulture science and production. Cannabis research, documentation and legalization along with the science and production of cannabis.
Employment with medical or recreational marijuana producers
$799 + GST x 4 and a charge for the field study $499 +GST
Growing marijuana in Canada is legal for anyone over 19. Opportunities that are available in the upcoming explosive cannabis business are unlimited. Formal cannabis educational courses are being offered at more and more universities across the country. At present 8 universities have licenses to grow marijuana on site. Why not take an online course to make sure that your 4 plants in the backyard will grow big and loaded with buds? Learning the science behind budding scientific marijuana research in Canada and offered by top-notch academies is another bonus of living in a country that has legalized cannabis.