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Courses in OH&S Canada

What institutions offer occupational health and safety (OH&S) courses in Canada?

The following tables summarize various OHS programs offered in colleges and universities across Canada (listed from west to east). Since there may be other institutions offering similar courses that are not listed below, you should contact your local colleges and universities to find out if they offer a program that will meet your needs.

Within these listings, we have included the availability (full-time, part-time, and/or distance). Program availability may be subject to change. Please view the program website and contact the school to confirm.

The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) has also released a list of educational institutions that meet the criteria for CRST® and CRSP® eligibility. For the most updated list, please see the BCRSP website: www.bcrsp.ca.

We have included these references and schools as a means of providing a potentially useful referral. You should contact the school directly for more information. Please note that mention of these schools does not represent a recommendation or endorsement by CCOHS of these schools over others of which you may be aware.

Other programs like labour and workplace studies or engineering programs may have occupational health and safety components but do not provide an OHS certificate. These programs and others that provide specialized courses like human factors, ergonomics, occupational health nursing or occupational medicine are not included in this list.


British Columbia

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Advanced Safety Management/Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate Program and
Diploma Programs

Burnaby BC
Telephone: (604) 434-5734 or Toll-Free (Can/US): 1-866-434-1610
Program Information: https://www.bcit.ca/programs/advanced-safety-management-certificate-part-time-distance-and-online-learning-6890cert/
Diploma: http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/6850diplt

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*

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1.5 to 5 years

Langara

Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance
Diploma Program

Vancouver BC
Telephone: (604) 323-5511
Program Information: https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/health-safety-environmental-compliance/index.html

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2 years

Okanagan College

Occupational Health and Safety Certificate

Certificate Program

Kelowna BC
Telephone: (250) 762-5445
Program Information: http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Programs/Areas_of_Study/cs/Certificates/Employment_and_Professional_Development/Occupational_Health___Safety_Certificate.html

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*

1 year

 

 

 

 

University of British Columbia

Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

Master’s Program

Vancouver BC Telephone: (604) 822-2827 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm PT)
E-mail: spph.msc-oeh@ubc.ca
Program Information: http://www.spph.ubc.ca/programs/msc-oeh/

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*

 

1.5-2 years

University of Northern British Columbia

Occupational Health and Safety Online Certificate

Certificate Program

Prince George BC
Telephone: (250) 960-5555
Program Information: https://www2.unbc.ca/continuing-studies/courses/ohs-occupational-health-safety-online-certificate

 

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*

1 year

University of Victoria

Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate

Certificate Program

Victoria BC
Telephone: (250) 721-6129
E-mail: eohprogram@uvic.ca
Program Information: https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/health-wellness-and-safety/programs/environmental-and-occupational-health

 

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*

1.5-3 years


Alberta

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

Athabasca University

Occupational Health and Safety
Credit Course

Athabasca AB
Telephone: (780) 675-6100 or Toll-Free: 1-800-788-9041
Course Information: http://www.athabascau.ca/html/syllabi/idrl/idrl308.htm

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<1 year

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Occupational Health and Safety

Diploma Program

Edmonton AB Telephone: (780) 378-5018 or Toll-Free: 1-877-333-NAIT (1-877-333-6248)
E-mail: OHSD@nait.ca
Program Information: http://www.nait.ca/program_home_77328.htm

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*

2 years

University of Alberta – Faculty of Extension

Occupational Health and Safety

Certificate Program

Edmonton AB
Telephone: (780) 492-3116
Program Information: https://www.ualberta.ca/extension/continuing-education/programs/health-and-safety/occupational-health-and-safety

*

*

*

1 year +

University of Calgary

Occupational Health and Safety

Certificate Program OR
Diploma Program

Calgary AB
Telephone: (403) 220-2866 or Toll-Free: 1-866-220-4992 (outside of Calgary)
E-mail: conted@ucalgary.ca
Program Information: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/public/category/programArea.do?method=load&selectedProgramAreaId=10548

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*

*

1-4 years


Saskatchewan

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

Great Plains College

Safety, Health and Environmental Management

Diploma Program

Biggar SK
Telephone: (306) 948-3363
E-mail: biggar.office@greatplainscollege.ca
Program Information: https://www.greatplainscollege.ca/programs-courses/college-trades-university/diploma-safety-health-and-environmental-management

*

*

*

1 year +

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Occupational Health and Safety

Certificate Program

Saskatoon SK
Telephone: 1-866-467-4278
Program Information: https://saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/Occupational-Health-and-Safety.aspx

*

*

*

<1 year


Manitoba

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

Herzing College

Occupational Health and Safety Training
Diploma Program

Winnipeg MB
Telephone: (204) 775-8175
Program Information: https://www.herzing.ca/winnipeg/training/occupational-health-and-safety/

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1 year

Red River College

Occupational Health and Safety

Certificate Program

Winnipeg MB
Telephone: (204) 632-3960 or Toll-Free: 1-888-515-7722
Program Information: http://me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/ProgramInfo.aspx?RegionCode=WPG&ProgCode=OCCHF-CT

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<1 year


Ontario

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

Algonquin College

Occupational Health and Safety

Certificate Program

Nepean ON
Telephone: (613) 727-7655 or Toll-Free: 1-888-684-4444
Program Information: https://www.algonquincollege.com/online/program-info/occupational-safety-and-health-part-time/ 

 

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*

1 year

Anderson College

Occupational Health and Safety
Diploma Program
 
Toronto ON
Telephone: (647) 696-1979
Program Information: https://andersoncollege.com/programs/occupational-health-and-safety/

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<1 year

Cambrian College

Workplace Safety and Prevention Technician
Diploma Program

Sudbury ON
Telephone: (705) 566-8101
Program Information: https://cambriancollege.ca/programs/workplace-safety-and-prevention-technician/

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*

*

2.5 years

Conestoga College

Occupational Health and Safety

Certificate Program

Kitchener ON
Telephone: (519) 748-5220, ext. 3656
Program Information: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/parttime/0494.jsp

 

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1-4 years

Confederation College

Workplace Health and Safety
Recognition of Achievement

Thunder Bay ON
Telephone: 1-800-563-9435
Distance Education: (807) 475-6550
Program Information: http://www.confederationc.on.ca/ce/healthsafety

 

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*

1-5 years

Durham College

Health and Safety for the Workplace
Certificate Program

Oshawa ON
Telephone: (905) 721-3052 or Toll-Free: 1-888-627-1191
Program  Information: https://ssbp.mycampus.ca/prod_dc/syzkcrss.P_Course?term_code=201641&dept_code=DEDP&assc_code=HSWK

 

 

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1 year

Fanshawe College

Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate Program

London ON   
Telephone: (519) 452-4430
Program Information: https://www.fanshawec.ca/programs-and-courses/ce-programs/ohs2-occupational-health-safety/

 

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*

1 year

Fleming College

Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance
Certificate Program

Lindsay, ON
Telephone: (795)324-9144
Program Information: https://flemingcollege.ca/programs/health-safety-and-environmental-compliance

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*

<1 year

Humber College

Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate Program

Toronto ON
Telephone: (416) 675-5000
Program Information: https://appliedtechnology.humber.ca/programs/occupational-health-and-safety.html

 

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*

1 year

Lambton College

Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate Program

Sarnia ON
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext 2400
E-mail: online@lambtoncollege.ca
Program Information: http://www.lambton.on.ca/custom/LambtonApps/Programs/Part-Time.aspx?id=2147503997

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*

*

1 year

Mohawk College

Occupational Health and Safety Management
Certificate Program

Hamilton ON Telephone: (905) 575-1212
Program Information: http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/ce/programs/technology-and-skills/occupational-health-safety-management-060

 

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1 year

Niagara College

Occupational Health and Safety
Statement of Completion

Welland ON
Telephone: (905) 735-2211
Program Information: 
https://www.niagaracollege.ca/parttimestudies/programs/explore/occupational-health-and-safety/

 

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*

1-5 years

Ryerson University

Occupational Health and Safety OR
Public Health and Safety
Bachelor of Applied Science

Toronto ON
Telephone: (416) 979-5154
E-mail: sophe@acs.ryerson.ca
Program Information: https://www.ryerson.ca/occupational-public-health/programs/

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*

4 years

Seneca College

Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate Program

Markham ON
Telephone: (416) 491-5050
Program Information: http://www.senecacollege.ca/ce/community/health-care/occupational-health-and-safety-certificate.html

 

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*

1 year

Sheridan College

Occupational Health and Safety
Recognition of Achievement

Oakville ON
Telephone: (905) 845-9430
Program Information: https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/occupational-health-and-safety.aspx

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*

<1 year

University of Toronto

Occupational and Environmental Health
Master of Public Health

Toronto ON
Telephone: (416) 978-2058
E-mail: dlsph.info@utoronto.ca
Program Information: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/program/mph-occupational-and-environmental-health/

 

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*

2 years

University of Toronto

Occupational Health & Safety

Certificate Program

Program Information: http://learn.utoronto.ca/courses-programs/business-professionals/certificates/occupational-health-safety

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<1 year

University of Western Ontario

Occupational Health and Safety Management
Diploma Program

London ON
Telephone: (519) 661-3658
Program Information: http://wcs.uwo.ca/public/category/courseCategoryCertificateProfile.do?method=load&certificateId=21997

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*

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1 year


Quebec

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

Cégep de Saint-Laurent

Environnement, hygiène et sécurité au travail (EHST)
Technique

Montreal QC
Telephone: (514) 747-6521
Program Information: https://www.cegepsl.qc.ca/programmes/environnement-hygiene-et-securite-au-travail/

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3 years

Cégep de Sorel-Tracy

Environnement, hygiène et sécurité au travail
Technique

Sorel-Tracy QC
Telephone : (450) 472-6651
Program Information: https://www.cegepst.qc.ca/programme/environnement-hygiene-et-securite-au-travail/

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2-3 years

McGill University

Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine

MSc and PhD Programs

Montreal QC
Telephone: (514) 398-4229
Program Information: https://www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/academic-programs/grad/occh

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*

45 credits

University of Montreal

Santé environnementale et santé au travail
Master of Science (MSc) Program

Montreal QC
Telephone: (514) 343-6134
Program Information: https://admission.umontreal.ca/programmes/maitrise-en-sante-environnementale-et-sante-au-travail/

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*

 

45 credits

University of Sherbrooke

Santé et sécurité du travail
Certificate Program

Sherbrooke QC
Telephone: (819) 821-7686
Program Information: https://www.usherbrooke.ca/admission/programme/120/certificat-en-sante-et-securite-du-travail/

 

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*

30 credits

Université du Québec, École de technologie supérieure

Occupational Health and Safety Risks
Master of Engineering (M.Ing.) or
Master of Science (MSc)

Montreal QC
Telephone: (514) 396-8888 or 1-888-394-7888
Program information: https://www.etsmtl.ca/Etudes/Deuxieme-cycle/maitrise-genie-risques-sante-securite-travail
or https://www.etsmtl.ca/en/Studies/Graduate-Programs/DESS-Occupational-Health-Safety-Risks

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45 credits
Or
30 credits

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Santé et sécurité au travail
Certificate Program

Chicoutimi QC
Telephone: (418) 545-5011 or Toll-Free: 1-800-463-9880
Program Information: http://programmes.uqac.ca/4253

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30 credits

Université du Québec en Outaouais

Santé et sécurité au travail
Certificate Program

Gatineau QC
Telephone: (819) 595-3900 or Toll-Free: 1-800-567-1283
Program Information: http://etudier.uqo.ca/programmes/4253

*

*

*

30 credits

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Santé et sécurité au travail

Certificate Program

Trois-Rivières QC
Telephone: (819) 376-5011 or Toll-Free: 1 800 365-0922
Program Information: https://oraprdnt.uqtr.uquebec.ca/pls/public/pgmw001?owa_cd_pgm=4253

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*

*

30 credits

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Santé et sécurité au travail
Certificate Program

Rouyn-Noranda QC
Telephone/Téléphone: (819) 762-0971
Toll-Free/Sans frais: 1 (877) 870-8728
E-mail/Courriel: sc-sante@uqat.ca
Program Information: http://www.uqat.ca/etudes/sante/certificat-en-sante-et-securite-au-travail/

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*

*

30 credits

Université du Québec – TÉLUQ (Distance Learning)

Santé et sécurité au travail
Attestation d'études de premier cycle

Across Canada: 1-888-843-4333
In the US: (418) 657-2262
Other countries: 00 1 418 657-2262
Program Information: http://www.teluq.ca/site/etudes/offre/prog/TELUQ/0303/

 

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12 credits

Université Laval

Gestion de la santé et de la sécurité au travail
Microprogramme de deuxième cycle OR
Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Québec, QC
Telephone: (418) 656-2131 or 1-877-785-2825
Program information:  https://www.ulaval.ca/etudes/programmes/microprogramme-de-deuxieme-cycle-en-administration-des-affaires-gestion-de-la-sante-et-de-la-securite-au-travail
or MBA: https://www.ulaval.ca/les-etudes/programmes/repertoire/details/maitrise-en-administration-des-affaires-gestion-de-la-sante-et-de-la-securite-du-travail-mba.html#description-officielle&structure-programme

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45 credits


New Brunswick

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

University of Fredericton

Certificate Programs:
Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Systems
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
Ergonomics
Integrated Disability Management

Diploma Programs:
Health, Safety and Environmental Management
Integrated Disability Management

Fredericton NB
Telephone: (506) 454-6232 or Toll-free: 1-877-454-6232
Fax: (506) 455-1675
E-mail: info@ufred.ca
Program Information: https://www.ufred.ca/programs/school-of-occupational-health-and-safety

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*

<1 year (Certificate)
16 months (Diploma)

University of New Brunswick*

Certificate Programs:
Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Health Nursing
Psychologically Safe Leaders
Safety Leadership

Diploma Program:
Occupational Health and Safety

Fredericton NB
Telephone: (506) 458-7223 or Toll-Free: 1-866-599-4646
E-mail: unbohs@unb.ca
Program Information: http://www.unb.ca/cel/career/occupational-health-safety/index.html

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*

*

<1 year (Certificate)

2 years (Diploma)

*University of New Brunswick also offers courses and program including:
Preparation Course
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional Certification
http://www.unb.ca/cel/online/courses-programs/healthsafety/crsp-prep/index.html


Nova Scotia

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

Cape Breton University

Public Health
Bachelor of Health Sciences

Sydney NS
Telephone: (902) 539-5300 or Toll-Free: 1-888-959-9995
Program Information: http://faculty.cbu.ca/publichealth/home.asp

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*

*

1-4 years

Nova Scotia Community College

Occupational Health and Safety
Diploma Program

Dartmouth NS
Telephone: (902) 491-4900
Program Information: https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=OHSD&pln=OHSAFETYD

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*

 

2 years


Prince Edward Island

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

Holland College

Occupational Health and Safety Technology
Certificate Program

Charlottetown PE
Telephone: (902) 629-4217 or 1-800-446-5265
Program information: https://www.hollandcollege.com/

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*

 


Newfoundland and Labrador

School

Availability

Program Length

Full-Time

Part-Time

Distance

Academy Canada

Occupational Health and Safety
Diploma Program

St. John's NL
Telephone: 1-800-561-8000
Website: https://www.academycanada.com/faculty-of-construction-trades-and-mining/occupational-health-and-safety/

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*

2.5 years

Keyin College

Occupational Health and Safety
Diploma Program

St. John's NL
Telephone: 1-800-563-8989
Web site: 
https://keyin.ca/program/occupational-health-safety/

 

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1.5 years

Marine Institute

Maritime Studies – Safety Management
Bachelor’s degree

St. John’s NL
Telephone: 709-778-0200??
Program Information: https://www.mi.mun.ca/programsandcourses/programs/maritimestudiessafetymanagement/

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*

*

13 courses (39 credits)

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Safety and Risk Engineering
Graduate Diploma Program

St. John's NL
Telephone: (709) 864-8900
Program Information: http://www.mun.ca/engineering/graduate/programs/safety_risk/index.php

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1-2 years


Where can I contact institutions for more information?

Many institutions are listed above  with some contact information. The URLs are provided but are subject to change.  If they do not work, you can try searching the institution's web site and let us know by using our Contact Us form.

 

 

Document last updated on November 30, 2021

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