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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.

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
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 Victoria (BC)     *    *  * about 2-3 years
Athabasca University (AB)            *  
Keyano College (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)      *   *   * 15 courses
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) (SK)    * * * *13 weeks full-time
1.5 to max 5 years online
Red River College (MB)      *  *     14 courses, 8 months
Algonquin College (ON)     *   * 7 courses
Cambrian College (ON)     *    * *  
Conestoga College (ON)       *  

8 courses
To be completed in 4 years

Confederation College (ON)     * *7 courses
Durham College (ON)      7 courses
Fanshawe College (ON)         *   2 courses
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
St Clair College (ON)      *    *   7 courses
University of Toronto (ON) MPH * * *    

Full time:16 months
Continuing education: 3 courses

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 (A)
PhD 
    *
*
   * 1 year (full-time)
3 years 
University of Laval (QC) MBA
D.E.S.S.
  **  
University of Montreal (QC) MSc/PhD
D.E.S.S
 *  *   
University of Sherbrooke (QC) D.E.S.S.* * * ** 
University of Quebec  (Outaouais) (QC)  * *  
University of Quebec (Trois-Rivières) (QC)     * *     10 courses
University of Quebec (Chicoutimit) (QC)     *   *    
University of Fredericton (NB) EMBA * * * * *8 courses online (max 16 months)
University of New Brunswick (NB)   * *  * *11 courses
2 years online 
Cape Breton University BHSc  * *   1-4 years 
Dalhousie University (NS)      *   *   8 courses, 2-3 years 
Nova Scotia Community College (NS)      *   *     1 year
Academy Canada (NL)   *   *     2 years
College of the North Atlantic (NL)      *    *   8 courses
Keyin College (NL)     *    *     72 weeks including TWO 8-week work terms

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 at inquiries@ccohs.ca (subject: course links). 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

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6
Telephone: (778) 782-8000
Email: learn@sfu.ca
Website: http://www.sfu.ca/

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)
Fax: (604) 822-4994
E-mail: spph.msc-oeh@ubc.ca
Website: http://www.spph.ubc.ca/
Program Information: http://msc-oeh.spph.ubc.ca/

University of Victoria
Environmental & Occupational Health
Division of Continuing Studies
PO Box 3030, Station CSC
Victoria BC V8W 3N6
Telephone: (250) 721-6129
E-mail: eoh@uvcs.uvic.ca
Program Information: http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Program/Certificate-Program-in-Environmental-Occupational-Health/HPEO/

Alberta

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

Keyano College
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray AB T9H 2H7
Telephone: (780) 715-3903
Program Information: http://keyano.ca/continuing-ed/professional-certificates/ohs-certificate

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/77341.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.php

University of Alberta
Faculty of Extension
10230 - Jasper Avenue, Enterprise Square
Edmonton AB T5J 4P6
Telephone: (780) 492-3116
Program Information: http://www.extension.ualberta.ca/study/sciences/ohs/

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: http://conted.ucalgary.ca/public/category/courseCategoryCertificateProfile.do?method=load&certificateId=1706235&selectedProgramAreaId=10548

Saskatchewan

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
Web site: http://www.greatplainscollege.ca/biggar
* Look for "Professional Diploma in Safety, Health, and Environmental Processes"

SIAST
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
400 - 119 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon SK S7K 5X2
Telephone: (306) 993-7331 or Toll-Free: 1-866-goSIAST
Program information: http://www.siast.sk.ca/programs_courses_descriptions/OHSPAPCERT.shtml

Manitoba

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

Ontario

Algonquin College
1385 Woodrooffe Avenue
Nepean ON K2G 1V8
Telephone: (613) 727-7655 or Toll-Free: 1-888-684-4444
Program Information: http://xweb.algonquincollege.com/woodroffe/program.aspx?query=6203X02PWO

Cambrian College
Continuing Education Division
1400 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury ON P3A 3V8
Telephone: (705) 566-8101 or Toll-Free: 1-800-461-7145
https://secure.cambrianc.on.ca/coned/showcert.cfm?strCert=ohct.htm

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
Website: http://www.confederationc.on.ca/
Program Information (PDF): http://www.confederationc.on.ca/sites/default/files/workplace_health_and_safety.pdf

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
Website: http://www.durhamcollege.ca/
Program Information: https://ssbp.mycampus.ca/prod/syzkcrss.P_Term?dept_code=DECT&assc_code=HSWK

Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
PO Box 7005
London ON   N5Y 5R6
Telephone: (519) 452-4430
Contact college directly for courses: http://www.fanshawec.ca/EN/

Humber College
205 Humber College Blvd.
Toronto ON M9W 5L7
Telephone: (416) 675-5000
Program Information: http://lis.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/ProgramOffering.do?name=10741

Lambton College
School of Part-Time Studies
1457 London Road
Sarnia ON N7S 6K4
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext 2400
E-mail: coned@lambtoncollege.ca
Program Information: http://www.lambton.on.ca/Programs/PT_Program_page.aspx?id=2147489166

Mohawk College
PO Box 2034
Hamilton ON L8N 3T2
Telephone: (905) 575-1212
Program Information: http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/continuing-education/occupational-health-safety-management-certificate.html

Niagara College
Welland Campus
300 Woodlawn Road
Welland ON L3C 7L3
Telephone: (905) 735-2211
Program Information: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/content/ContinuingEducation/PartTimeCertificatesandDiplomaPrograms/OccupationalHealthandSafetyCertificate.aspx

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
E-mail: cecontact@senecac.on.ca
Program Information: http://www.senecacollege.ca/ce/community/health-care/occupational-health-and-safety-certificate.html

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/programs/coned/technology_trades_coned.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/degree-information/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/certificate-in-occupational-health-and-safety-2

University of Western Ontario
Downtown Campus
355 Wellington Street
London ON N6A 3N7
Telephone: (519) 661-3658
Program Information: http://wcs.uwo.ca/postdegree/ohs/index.html

Quebec

Cégep de Saint-Laurent
625 Sainte-Croix Avenue
Montreal QC H4L 3X7
Telephone: (514) 747-6521
Program Information: http://zone.cegep-st-laurent.qc.ca/eau-environnement/environnement/programme/

Cégep de Sorel-Tracy
3000 Tracy Blvd.
Sorel-Tracy QC J3R 5B9
Telephone : (450) 472-6651
Program Information: http://www.cegepst.qc.ca/page.php?page=dept_environnement

McGill University
Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health,
Faculty of Medicine
1020 Pine Avenue West
Montreal QC H3A 1A2
Telephone: (514) 398-4229
E-mail: graduate.occh@mcgill.ca
Program Information: http://www.mcgill.ca/occh

University of Laval
Graduate Program Office
Faculty of Business Administration
Palasis-Prince Pavillon
2325 Terrasse, Suite 1450
Quebec QC G1V 0A6
Telephone: (418) 656-7325 or Toll-Free: 1-877-785-2825, ext. 7325
Fax: (418) 656-2624
Program Information: http://english.fsa.ulaval.ca/cms/lang/en/pid/10256

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: http://www.dsest.umontreal.ca/

University of Sherbrooke
2500 University Blvd.
Sherbrooke QC J1K 2R1
Telephone: (819) 821-7686
Program Information: http://www.usherbrooke.ca/programmes/certif/c-sst.html

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://services.uqo.ca/ConsultationBanqueProgrammes/programmes/4253.html

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

Téluq de l'UQAM  (Distance Learning)
Toll-Free (Canada): 1-888-843-4333
In the US: (418) 657-2262
Other countries: 00 1 418 657-2262
Program Information: http://www.teluq.ca/siteweb/etudes/static/programmes.html

New Brunswick

University of Fredericton
371 Queen Street, Suite 101
Fredericton NB E3B 1B1
Telephone: (506) 454-6232 or Toll-free: 1-877-454-6232
Fax: (506) 455-1675
Program Information: http://www.ufred.ca/w_certificate_in_health_safety_and_environmental_processes.aspx?
Diploma: http://www.ufred.ca/w_professional_diploma_in_safety_health_and_environmental_management.aspx?

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
Fax: (506) 447-3169
E-mail: unbohs@unb.ca
Program Information: http://www.unb.ca/cel/online/programs/healthsafety/

Additional information:
- Online Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
http://www.unb.ca/cel/online/programs/healthsafety/index.html

Preparation Course
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional Certification
http://www.unb.ca/cel/online/programs/healthsafety/crsp-prep/index.html

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University
College of Continuing Education
1459 LeMarchant St, Suite 2201
Halifax NS B3H 3P8
Telephone: (902) 494-2526
Web Site: http://collegeofcontinuinged.dal.ca/Continuing%20Technical%20Education/Certificate%20Programs/Occupational_Health_.php

Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300
Sydney NS B1P 6L2
Telephone: (902) 539-5300 or Toll-Free: 1-888-959-9995
Program Information: http://www.cbu.ca/academics/public-health/degrees

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

Newfoundland and Labrador

Academy Canada
37-45 Harding Road
St. John's NL A1C 5R4
Telephone: 1-800-561-8000
Website: www.academycanada.com

College of the North Atlantic
Prince Philip Drive Campus
1 Prince Philip Drive
PO Box 1693
St John's NL A1C 5P7
Telephone: (709) 758-7356 or Toll-Free: 1-888-982-2268
Web site: http://www.cna.nl.ca/
Program Information: http://www.cna.nl.ca/programs-courses/show-program-details.asp?program=58

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


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

Check local libraries for university and college course calendars; however, most are now 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 on the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Go to their online directory of Canadian universities database and click on "Database Search".

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Document last updated on February 28, 2014

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