Welcome to Food Processing Skills Canada's professional program for New Canadians and International Learners

Start here to access proven skills training that will prepare you for career success in Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing industry.

12 Nationally Recognized Certificates

Certificates provided to learners and an official transcript that can be shared with Canadian employers.

$10,000 Value

Access for one full year to 20 proven online courses with a value of $10,000.

Professional Job Coaching

Connect with coaches for successful transition into a job with a Canadian employers.

In-Demand Training for Success

A training curriculum designed to give you the skills Canadian food and beverage manufacturing industry employers are looking for.

Level 1:

Employability Skills

Level 1:
Employability Skills

Introduces terminology commonly used in the food manufacturing industry, and addresses integration into the Canadian workforce. Cultural behaviors and diversity in the workplace are also key topics, contributing towards general employability and everyday life skills. Participants will become familiarized with foundational concepts used throughout the remainder of the training. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of the industry and the work environment.
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Level 2:

Foundational Skills

Level 2:
Foundational Skills

Incorporates ‘entry level’ topics and develops the concepts learned in the first level. Before working in a food plant, workers would typically receive on-site training on beginner food safety topics such as sanitation, food spoilage, and allergens. Given the workplace environment, knowledge of industrial safety practices are also very important. Level 2 covers all the essential industry- specific topics required for immediate employment in an entry level position.
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Level 3:

Technical Skills

Level 3:
Technical Skills

More advanced, covering more complex subject areas – this level is ideal for management type positions. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of food safety principles and their overall impact on the food safety management system. Courses delve into auditing practices & procedures and the governing rules and regulations in Canada. It is recommended that participants have an educational background in the sciences or similar fields.
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The Food Safety Readiness Program provides individuals with the skills, resources, and knowledge to successfully and confidently being a career in Canada's food and beverage manufacturing industry — an industry located in urban and rural regions across the country that employs more than 300,000 people.

What to expect from the program

Once you have registered in the Food Safety Readiness program, you will receive training in Canadian cultural norms, employability, and the day-to-day workplace environment, in addition to food safety practices, rules, and regulations.

This online program offers 22 self-paced courses across three progressive levels which are based on the Canadian Learning and Recognition Framework. On completion, learners receive 12 Canadian-recognized certificates and formal transcripts that can be shared with prospective employers and added to your resume. 

Career Pathways

Food Safety

Quality Control
Lab Technician
Food Technologist

Auditors & Inspectors
Food Safety Management
HACCP Professional

Research & Development

Food Scientists
Chemical Engineers


Food Production

Machine Operators
Packing Workers

Fish Plant Workers
Sanitation Workers

Facility Maintenance



Other Maintenance Worker


Inventory Workers


Warehouse Workers
Distribution Workers
Distribution Manager

Specialty Areas

Ready-To-Eat Meals


Business & Administration

Administrative Assistant
Human resources

Sales & Marketing

Transferable Skills

The food and beverage manufacturing industry offers a huge variety of jobs and career paths for individuals in production and office roles. Many of the skills required are also transferrable and the industry welcomes individuals that already have skills from other sectors and professions. If you would like a career in Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing industry, we have an opportunity for you. 

Industry at a Glance

The food and beverage manufacturing industry, which is composed of 11 subsectors such as meat & poultry, bakery and dairy processing, is a key economic driver of the Canadian economy and the leading manufacturing sector employer. As a global leader in food and beverage manufacturing, Canada prides itself on high quality, safe food.


If you are an employer in Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing industry this program is also for you. Become a member to gain access to recent graduates of the Food Safety Readiness Program that are trained and ready to start a position at your business. 

Scholarstica Onome- Oderhohwo
This program prepared me to know what to expect in the Canadian Food Industry. I arrived in May 2018 and within 3 months, I had several interviews from various companies. I am currently working in my field, in the same position which I was before I left my country and barely 2 weeks after I began work, my plant was audited by NSF and when the auditor asked if I was a trained HACCP professional, I presented the training report from FPHRC and he was impressed. I want to encourage everyone who has registered for this course to take it seriously because it has a lot of benefits and will add to your professional experience.
Scholarstica Onome-Oderhohwo
Anthony Omon Ohunyon
It was while attending this session I first heard about FPHRC which is today FPSC. The FPHRC program really prepared me for succeeding in Canada because the courses and skills (e.g. HACCP, FSMS, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Workplace Ethics etc.) I learnt were too valuable and were really tailored to the Canadian Food and Beverage Industry needs. Today I am proud to be an Alumnus of the FPSC because without them I would not have had the skill set and be prepared for the vast opportunities here in Canada. It open doors to opportunities i could only have dreamt about!
Anthony Omon Ohunyon
Abhishek Udawat
Having the Canadian certification from FPSC helped me in showing relevant, local and recent skills making me more attractive for future employers. I am very grateful for their services and would highly recommend any new resident to Canada to learn more about this course to increase their chances of employment in the vast food processing industry in Canada. No matter which field you belong to, this course can help you find transferable skills for employment.
Abhishek Udawat
The Pre-arrival Food Safety Program was truly blessing to me. It has served as springboard for my career in Canada and I was better prepared to work in the Canadian setting. I learned more about Canadian regulations, work environment and culture which helped enhance my knowledge and skills. This was my first time to learn about food safety culture in detail which is essential to any food safety system.
Nyle Diaz
My journey to Canada started before I arrived with training from this program. The platform for learning was interactive and informative and the flexibility allowed me to complete the program at my own pace. The program was well laid out and was very thorough, acknowledging all the different aspects of the food industry. The facilitators of the program were also very hands on and were only an email away. When I finally got to Canada, I was still able to stay in touch with the facilitators of the program; I got help in revising my resume to fit the Canadian work culture and to search for jobs. In fact, it was through a referral facilitated by a staff member at FPSC that I was able to get my first job in Canada. Overall, the program is a very good one for newcomers and I would encourage anyone who can to take the opportunity.
Annieca Edwards
My experience with this program was a very positive one, as it allowed me to assess my knowledge and my experience as fitting to the Canadian food manufacturing industry. Also, it was the right tool to assess my readiness to work in a Canadian food facility. The course content was very clear, concise and interactive in a way that kept me well concentrated, also it covered all the basics of food safety requirements in a Canadian manufacturing facility.
Mouna Gharsallah
The accomplishment of my goal of moving to Canada threw up several challenges: from weather to food and most importantly the integration into the workforce. I was able to overcome this important step with the help of the Food Processing Skills Canada staff who were always available and very supportive. This program really empowered me with essential skills in the workplace as related to my new environment; the delivery of the technical aspect of the courses in relation to food safety management had a catalytic effect on my understanding of applicable standards and work processes in Canada. After my arrival in Canada and delivery of the program certificates to my new home I was contacted by the staff to help with my post-training job search. Thank you to the staff and the program for the great opportunity which continues to have a tremendous impact on my career journey.
Mujeeb Jimoh