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Courses in OH&S Canada

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

The following table summarizes what OH&S degree, diploma, and certificate programs are 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. We have mentioned these 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 OH&S 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.

Occupational Health & Safety
School Award Availability Program Length
  Degree Diploma Certificate Full-time Part-time Distance  
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)   * * * * * Distance: 1.5 to 5 years max
Okanagan College (BC)     * *   * 12 months
Simon Fraser University (BC)   *     *   234 core hours, plus 78 hours of electives to be completed within 5 years
University of British Columbia (BC) MSc / PhD     *
  Full-time: 16-30 month
Part-time: 1.7 to 2.5 years
University of Northern British Columbia (BC)     *   * * 10 modules
University of Victoria (BC)     *   * * about 2-3 years
Athabasca University (AB)           *  
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (AB)   *   *      
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (AB)         * *  
University of Alberta (AB)     *   * * 10 to 12 courses
To be completed in 5 years max
University of Calgary (AB)     *   * * 300 hours
Great Plains College (SK)   *   * * * 8 courses
Saskatchewan Polytechnic [formerly SIAT] (SK)   ** *60 credits
Herzing College (MB)   *   * * * 8 months
Red River College (MB)     * *     14 courses, 8 months
Algonquin College (ON)     *   * * 7 courses
Conestoga College (ON)     *   *   8 courses
To be completed in 4 years
Confederation College (ON)    **7 courses
Durham College (ON)  *    *7 courses
Fanshawe College (ON)     *   * * 7 courses
Fleming College (ON)     * *     2 semesters
Humber College (ON)  * * 8 courses
Lambton College (ON)   * *   *   8 courses
Mohawk College (ON)     *   *   8 courses
Niagara College (ON)  * **7 courses
Ryerson University (ON) BASc   * *   * Full time: 4 years
Distance education: 8 courses
Seneca College (ON)  * **7 courses
Sheridan College (ON)         * * 7 courses
Awarded "Recognition of Achievement"
St Clair College (ON)     *   *   7 courses
University of Toronto (ON) MPH * * *     Full time:16 months
Continuing education: 3 courses
University of Waterloo (ON) PhD * *      

Full time: 12 terms
Part time: 18 terms

University of Western Ontario (ON)   *   *     1 year  
Cegep de Saint-Laurent (QC)  * *  3 years 
Cegep de Sorel-Tracy (QC) * *  3 years (2 years with degree)
McGill University (QC)  MSc,
  * 1 year (full-time)
3 years 
University of Montreal (QC) MSc/PhD
* *   
University of Sherbrooke (QC) D.E.S.S.***** 
University of Québec, École de technology supérieure (QC) M.Eng/M.A.Sc, DESS *   * *   45 credits or 30 credits
University of Québec (Chicoutimit) (QC)     *   *    
University of Québec  (Outaouais) (QC)  * *  
University of Québec (Trois-Rivières) (QC)     * *     10 courses
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue     * * * * 10 courses
University of Québec – TÉLUQ (QC)     * * * * Distance: 4 courses (12 credits)
Université Laval (QC) Masters or certificate * * * * *  
University of Fredericton (NB) EMBA*****8 courses online (max 16 months)
University of New Brunswick (NB)  ** **11 courses
2 years online 
Cape Breton University (NS)BHSc **   1-4 years 
Dalhousie University (NS)      *   *   8 courses, 2-3 years 
Nova Scotia Community College (NS)      * *     1 year
Academy Canada (NL)   *   *     2 years
Keyin College (NL)    *   *     Contact school
Memorial University of Newfoundland (NL)   *   * *   18 credit hours (about 1 year)
Holland College (PE)     * * * * 1 year

Where can I contact institutions for more information?

A number of institutions are listed below along 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. Colleges and universities having OH&S courses are in the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador.

British Columbia

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby BC V5G 3H2
Telephone: (604) 434-5734 or Toll-Free (Can/US): 1-866-434-1610
Program Information: http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/6850cert
Diploma: http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/6850diplt

Okanagan College
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna BC V1Y 4X8
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

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6
Telephone: (778) 782-8000
Email: learn@sfu.ca
Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs/occupational-health-and-safety-certificate/why-this-program.html

University of British Columbia
School of Population and Public Health
2206 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3
Telephone: (604) 822-2827 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm PT)
E-mail: spph.msc-oeh@ubc.ca
Website: http://www.spph.ubc.ca/
Program Information: http://www.spph.ubc.ca/programs/msc-oeh/

University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George BC V2N 4Z9
Telephone: (250) 960-5555
Program Information: http://online.unbc.ca/index.php/online-courses/occupational-health-safety-online-certificate/

University of Victoria
Environmental and Occupational Health Program
Division of Continuing Studies
PO Box 1700, Station CSC
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2
Telephone: (250) 721-6129
E-mail: eohprogram@uvic.ca
Program Information: http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Program/Certificate-Program-in-Environmental-Occupational-Health/HPEO/


Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca AB T9S 3A3
Telephone: (780) 675-6100 or Toll-Free: 1-800-788-9041
Course information: http://www.athabascau.ca/html/syllabi/idrl/idrl308.htm

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton AB T5G 2R1
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

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
1301 - 16th Avenue
Calgary AB T2M 0L4
Telephone: (403) 284-7248 or Toll-Free: 1-877-284-7248
Program Information: http://www.sait.ca/programs-and-courses/continuing-education/courses-and-certificates/occupational-health-and-safety-courses

University of Alberta
Faculty of Extension
10230 - Jasper Avenue, Enterprise Square
Edmonton AB T5J 4P6
Telephone: (780) 492-3116
Program Information: https://www.ualberta.ca/extension/continuing-education/programs/health-and-safety/occupational-health-and-safety

Note: The extension program is offered in many college campus locations in Alberta. Contact your local college to see if they offer this program.

University of Calgary
Faculty of Continuing Education
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
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


Great Plains College
Biggar Program Centre
Box 700, 701 Dominion Street
Biggar SK S0K 0MO
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

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
1130 Idylwyld Drive North
Saskatoon SK S7K 3R5
Telephone: 1-866-467-4278
Program Information: https://saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/Occupational-Health-and-Safety.aspx


Herzing College
1700 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3J 0E1
Telephone: (204) 775-8175
Program Information: https://www.herzing.ca/winnipeg/training/occupational-health-and-safety/

Red River College
2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H 0J9
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


Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Nepean ON K2G 1V8
Telephone: (613) 727-7655 or Toll-Free: 1-888-684-4444
Program Information: http://www.algonquincollege.com/ccol/program/occupational-safety-and-health/part-time-on-campus/

Conestoga College
Continuing Education
Information Centre
299 Doon Valley Drive
Kitchener ON N2G 4M4
Telephone: (519) 748-5220, ext. 3656
Program Information: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/parttime/0494.jsp

Confederation College
PO Box 398
Thunder Bay ON P7C 4W1
Telephone: 1-800-563-9435
Distance Education: (807) 475-6550
Program Information: http://www.confederationc.on.ca/ce/healthsafety

Durham College
Continuing Education
Gordon Willey Building, Room B138
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa ON L1H 7K4
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

Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
PO Box 7005
London ON   N5Y 5R6
Telephone: (519) 452-4430
Program Information : https://www.fanshawec.ca/programs-and-courses/ce-programs/ohs2-occupational-health-safety/

Fleming College
200 Albert St. S.
Lindsay, ON K9V 5E6
Telephone: (795)324-9144
Program Information: https://flemingcollege.ca/programs/health-safety-and-environmental-compliance

Humber College
205 Humber College Blvd.
Toronto ON M9W 5L7
Telephone: (416) 675-5000
Program Information: https://appliedtechnology.humber.ca/programs/occupational-health-and-safety.html

Lambton College
Online and Continuing Education
1457 London Road
Sarnia ON N7S 6K4
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

Mohawk College
PO Box 2034
Hamilton ON L8N 3T2
Telephone: (905) 575-1212
Program Information: http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/ce/programs/technology-and-skills/occupational-health-safety-management-060

Niagara College
Welland Campus
300 Woodlawn Road
Welland ON L3C 7L3
Telephone: (905) 735-2211
Program Information: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/continuing-education/part-time/programs/occupational-health-and-safety/

Ryerson University
School of Occupational and Public Health
350 Victoria Street
Toronto ON M5B 2K3
Telephone: (416) 979-5154
E-mail: sophe@acs.ryerson.ca
Program Information: http://www.ryerson.ca/sophe/

Seneca College
Continuing Education
8 The Seneca Way
Markham ON L3R 5Y1
Telephone: (416) 491-5050
Program Information: http://www.senecacollege.ca/ce/community/health-care/occupational-health-and-safety-certificate.html

Sheridan College
Trafalgar Campus
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville ON L6H 2L1
Telephone: (905) 845-9430
Program Information: https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/occupational-health-and-safety.aspx

St Clair College
Continuing Education
South Campus
2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor ON N9A 6S4
Telephone: (519) 966-1656
E-mail for Continuing Education: coned@stclaircollege.ca
Program Information: http://www.stclaircollege.ca/online/ecampus_ohs.html

University of Toronto
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Occupational and Environmental Health Specialization
155 College Street, Health Science Building, 6th Floor
Toronto ON M5T 3M7
Telephone: (416) 978-2058
E-mail: dlsph.info@utoronto.ca
Program Information: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/program/mph-occupational-and-environmental-health/

University of Toronto
School of Continuing Studies - Occupational Health & Safety Program
Program Information: http://learn.utoronto.ca/courses-programs/business-professionals/certificates/occupational-health-safety

University of Waterloo
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA)
Needles Hall, Room 2201
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35209
Program Information:  https://uwaterloo.ca/discover-graduate-studies/programs/public-health-and-health-systems-phd-work-and-health

University of Western Ontario
Downtown Campus
355 Wellington Street
London ON N6A 3N7
Telephone: (519) 661-3658
Program Information: http://wcs.uwo.ca/public/category/courseCategoryCertificateProfile.do?method=load&certificateId=21997


Prince Edward Island

Holland College
140 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4Z1
Telephone: 902-629-4217 or 1-800-446-5265
Program information: https://hollandcollege.com/programs/occupational-health-and-safety-technology.html



Cégep de Saint-Laurent
625 Sainte-Croix Avenue
Montreal QC H4L 3X7
Telephone: (514) 747-6521
Program Information: https://www.cegepsl.qc.ca/programmes/environnement-hygiene-et-securite-au-travail/

Cégep de Sorel-Tracy
3000 Tracy Blvd.
Sorel-Tracy QC J3R 5B9
Telephone : (450) 472-6651
Program Information: https://www.cegepst.qc.ca/programme/environnement-hygiene-et-securite-au-travail/

McGill University
Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health,
Faculty of Medicine
1020 Pine Avenue West
Montreal QC H3A 1A2
Telephone: (514) 398-4229
Program Information: https://www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/academic-programs/grad/occh

University of Montreal
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Marguerite-d'Youville Pavillon
2375 Cote Ste-Catherine, Suite 4095
Montreal QC H3T 1A8
Telephone: (514) 343-6134
Program Information: https://admission.umontreal.ca/programmes/maitrise-en-sante-environnementale-et-sante-au-travail/

University of Sherbrooke
2500 University Blvd.
Sherbrooke QC J1K 2R1
Telephone: (819) 821-7686
Program Information: https://www.usherbrooke.ca/admission/programme/120/certificat-en-sante-et-securite-du-travail/

Université du Québec, Ecole de technology superieure
1100 Notre-Dame St W
Montreal, QC H3C 1K3
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

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
555 University Blvd.
Chicoutimi QC G7H 2B1
Telephone: (418) 545-5011 or Toll-Free: 1-800-463-9880
Program Information: http://programmes.uqac.ca/4253

Université du Québec en Outaouais
283 Alexandre-Taché Blvd.
Gatineau QC J9A 1L8
Telephone: (819) 595-3900 or Toll-Free: 1-800-567-1283
Program Information: http://etudier.uqo.ca/programmes/4253

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
3351, boul. des Forges
C.P. 500
Trois-Rivières QC G9A 5H7
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

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
445, boulevard de l'Université
Rouyn-Noranda QC J9X 5E4
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/

Université du Québec – TÉLUQ (Distance Learning)
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/

Université Laval
2325, rue de l'Université
Québec, QC G1V 0A6
Telephone: (418) 656-2131 or 1-877-785-2825
Program information:  https://www.ulaval.ca/les-etudes/programmes/repertoire/details/microprogramme-de-deuxieme-cycle-en-administration-des-affaires-gestion-de-la-sante-et-de-la-securite-du-travail.html
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

New Brunswick

University of Fredericton
371 Queen Street, Suite 400
Fredericton NB E3B 1B1
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

University of New Brunswick
UNB COHS Delivery Team
UNB Online
10 MacKay Drive, PO Box 4400
Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
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

Preparation Course
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional Certification

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University
College of Continuing Education
1459 LeMarchant St, Suite 2201
Halifax NS B3H 3P8
Telephone: (902) 494-2526
Program Information : https://www.dal.ca/faculty/cce/programs/occupational-health-and-safety-management.html

Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300
Sydney NS B1P 6L2
Telephone: (902) 539-5300 or Toll-Free: 1-888-959-9995
Program Information: http://faculty.cbu.ca/publichealth/home.asp

Nova Scotia Community College
21 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth NS B2W 2R7
Telephone: (902) 491-4900
Program Information: https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=OHSD&pln=OHSAFETYD

Newfoundland and Labrador

Academy Canada
37-45 Harding Road
St. John's NL A1C 5R4
Telephone: 1-800-561-8000
Website: https://www.academycanada.com/faculty-of-construction-trades-and-mining/occupational-health-and-safety/

Keyin College
Head Campus
303 Thorburn Road
St. John's NL A1B 4G3
Telephone: 1-800-563-8989
Web site: http://www.keyin.com/

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Office of Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
St. John's NL A1B 3X5
Telephone: (709) 864-8900
Program Information: http://www.mun.ca/engineering/graduate/programs/safety_risk/index.php

Prince Edward Island

Holland College
140 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown PE C1A 4Z1
Telephone: (902) 629-4217 or 1-800-446-5265
Program information: https://hollandcollege.com/programs/occupational-health-and-safety-technology.html

How can I find out if other OHS courses are offered?

Check local libraries for university and college course calendars; however, most are published on the Internet. Check universities and colleges in your area even if they are not listed in the above table to see if they offer workshops, professional development courses, training programs, certificates, diplomas or degrees in subject areas related to occupational health and safety. Also contact local safety councils and associations for information on training programs that they offer.

What do I do if I know of other Canadian colleges or universities that offer occupational health and safety courses, certificates or degrees?

If you know of other courses that are not listed above or about any programs that have changed, please send the information to us using our Contact Us form. As we get more details we will update this OSH Answers document.

Where is there a list of Canadian colleges and universities?

You can search for specific undergraduate or graduate programs by area of study by visiting UniversityStudy.ca.  Access their searchable database for more information.

Document last updated on March 30, 2020

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