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What Does A Hazardous Material Worker Do?

Discover the latest apprentice-trade program offered by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. 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 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: Completion of Grade 10. Minimum of 16 credits including Grade 10 Math and Grade 10 English (equivalent GED or CAAT also accepted) or High School Diploma
  • Training: 3000 hours including one, 3-week block of in-school training
  • In-School Hours: Monday to Thursday – 7:00 am to 4:00 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 Training, Colleges and Universities ($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.
This fee can be made payable to IFSTC by cheque, money order, cash, debit or credit.

The fee for the Asbestos Abatement Worker Test issued by George Brown College is $75.
This fee is payable in person at George Brown College in the form of credit or debit only.