Collège Boréal to offer online cannabis training

Collège Boréal to offer online cannabis training

Collège Boréal will be offering online cannabis training in French and English through its Contract Training service.

A series of three courses covering a range of topics in the cannabis industry will be offered in anticipation of the upcoming legalization of its sale and use in Canada. These courses will focus on the production, sale of and marketing of cannabis and the financing of a cannabis business. Each course is given over an eight-week period.

The cannabis plant has been used in medicine for thousands of years. It is also used recreationally. The purpose of these training courses is to allow people to be informed and to gain perspective while preparing for jobs in this emerging industry. The topics will include, among others: the regulation of the production and sale of cannabis; its commercial production, including health and safety and the specifics of its production in the North; the medical uses of cannabis; how to assess the needs of the market and showcase the products; the business models of various related companies; and how to prepare a business plan for a cannabis company.

The courses can be combined in many different ways and taken in any order based on levels of need and interest. And since they are offered online, they can be taken anywhere in Canada. Additionally, these training courses are offered in both French and English. To register, visit or call 705-560-6673, ext. 2808.

Boréal plans to add retail training courses in the future, as well as a longer program on cannabis production techniques.

“The cannabis industry, whether its production, sale or related fields such as investment or cannabis-based products, is emerging in Canada. People need information to help them understand this market so they can seize any investment and job opportunities and take part in this highly specialized and regulated market in a safe and informed manner. With this offer of online training courses in English and French, Collège Boréal is responding to an important need while providing maximum flexibility.”
Brian Vaillancourt, Vice-president, Business Development, Collège Boréal

“The cannabis industry is seeking trained professionals to meet the demand of the upcoming legalization. These course offerings will provide specialized knowledge allowing the participants to fulfill the unmet needs of this booming industry’s workforce.”
Julie Nadeau, Director, Contract Training, Collège Boréal

Quick Facts
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of programs and services at six campus locations and 38 access centres in 27 communities across the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, as well as employment services. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in three out of the five areas surveyed! Out of 24 Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, and graduate satisfaction rate in the province. Moreover, with 96%, Boréal ranks 3rd out of all 24 colleges in employer satisfaction!

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Josée Campeau-Rousselle
Manager of Communications and Media Relations
705-560-6673, ext. 1235

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