Food Service Worker Certificate Program

year Program


This Certificate program provides the knowledge and skills to be an effective member of a food service team in commercial, institutional or long-term care home. The courses focus on food preparation, service, nutrition, and sanitation practices. Also covered are customer service, communications and business skills. Note: This is the training program the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care requires in order to be employed in long-term care Nutrition and Food Service Departments. For this reason, several of the courses are specifically tailored to long-term care. This program has been developed and reviewed by members of Dietitians of Canada and the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

We recommend that you use a computer to complete the online registration process as you may encounter an error if using a device such as a phone or tablet. If you have already encountered an error when registering please contact us:

Admissions Office

Continuing Education Office

705.474.7600 ext. 5123

705.474.7600 ext. 5601

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Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at

College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.