Ontario Agriculture Worker Safety and Awareness Certificate 

Online Modules

Considering a career in agriculture and don’t know where to start? Landed a job on a farm in Ontario and looking for an overview of how an operation works and ways to keep yourself safe? Want to showcase some new agricultural knowledge and transferable skills on your resume to position yourself above the competition?

Whether you are new to agriculture or looking for a refresher course, the Ontario Agriculture Worker Safety and Awareness Certificate will help to set you up for success working on a farm.

Course Objective

This online Certificate includes several e-learning modules designed to provide:

  • a broad overview of health and safety on a farm in Ontario
  • an introduction to farm equipment operation and safety; and
  • an introduction to both crop farm operations and livestock farm operations.

Who should take the Courses?

The courses are directed at individuals in Ontario that are new to the agriculture industry or in need of a refresher course.

    They are self-directed online courses structured to be completed at your own pace over a couple of days or all at once. These modules will provide the base knowledge that will give you more confidence in your abilities and knowledge of agriculture to prepare you for success.

    The modules can be completed individually at any time and will take approximately 8-10 hours to complete. All modules must be completed to obtain the certificate. Quizzes are placed throughout the modules to test your progress.

    Enrollment is easy through this online registration process, and no previous education in the agri-food industry is necessary.

    Fee $99+HST

    This Certificate is valued at $299.  Until March 31, 2022 it is being offered for a special rate of $99+HST for farm organizations & the general public. 

    Volume Student Discount $79+HST

    Contact the Business Development Centre directly to register a group of high school or post-secondary education students at a discounted rate.

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    Ontario Agricultural Worker Safety and Awareness Certificate

    Online Course


    Computer Requirements

    In order to successfully run the program we strongly encourage individuals to have high speed internet. Please allow several minutes for the program to fully load. 

    • Cable/DSL broadband internet connection or equivalent
    • 2 GHz processor or faster
    • 1GB RAM or greater
    • 80 GB hard drive or larger
    • 1024x768 resolution monitor or greater and supporting video card
    • Sound card with speakers
    • Adobe® Reader 9.0 or later

    If you have questions about the course material, please contact the Feeding Your Future Coordinator 

    Course Offerings

    • Introduction: Careers in the Agricultural Sector
    • Introduction to Agricultural Worker Health and Safety Regulations
    • Introduction to Agricultural Workplace Hazards
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Pandemic Protocols
    • Farm Equipment Operation and Safety
    • Introductions to Livestock Operations
    • Introductions to Crop Operations


    Reviewed 10/26/2021

    A Project of:

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    Content provided by:

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    Logo for University of Manitoba
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    Module development & Administration provided by:

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    This project was funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

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