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What Does A Hazardous Material Worker Do?

Discover the latest apprentice-trade program offered by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The Hazardous Materials Worker program offers exclusive training in specialized tasks including the containment, removal and disposal of hazardous materials. Apprentices of the program are expected to be familiar with applicable legislation including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Environmental Protection Act and their regulations.

Program Highlights

  • Interactive, hands-on classroom environments that promote innovation and excellence
  • Earn while you learn.
  • Partner with several employment service agencies to assist with funding
  • Receive Federal and Provincial government grants and incentives
  • Reimbursement of your course fee after completing 3000 hours of on-the-job training.

Training Schedule & Requirements

  • Academic Entry Requirements: Grade 12 equivalency supported by a High School transcript or High School diploma (equivalent GED or CAAT also accepted)
  • Training: 3000 hours including one, 3-week block of in-school training
  • In-School Hours: Monday to Thursday – 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Fridays – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Completion:Once 3600 hours are obtained students must write a Certificate of Qualification exam at the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development ($150.00 + HST [cost per exam]) – passing will entitle the full journeyperson wage of $28.81 + full benefits
  • Proof of Canadian Status: Need to provide Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Birth Certificate OR a valid Canadian Passport


The Hazardous Materials Worker program classroom fee is $250.
The fee can be made payable to IFSTC by cheque, money order, cash, debit or credit.