Training & Education

Online Training

Cannot afford to take the time away from work to gain education and improve your career with in the meat industry. This will no longer be a problem! With the online National Meat Training System we bring the school to you. Available through Olds College and participating Educational Institutions such as NAIT & SAIT in Alberta and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in BC.

Now you can increase your value within your organization by studying online for various course certificates.

NOTE: Online courses that are currently active have LINKS attached:  See below!


Educational Institutions

There are currently five Institutions in Canada offering meat industry training and certification Training and specialties vary slightly at each school. Listed below are the four Schools and duration of each program with links to each school website. Hit the link button to go to all the School Programs for more detailed information!

ALBERTA OLDS College Meat Harvesting & Processing Program 15 weeks – 3 intakes per year Info
ALBERTA NAIT – Retail Meat Processing Program 18 weeks – 2 intakes per year Info
ALBERTA SAIT – Retail Meat Processing Program 34 weeks – 1 intake per year Info
BRITISH COLUMBIA TRU – Retail Meat Processing & Manufacturing Program 9 months (38 weeks) – 1 intake per year Info
BRITISH COLUMBIA TRU – B.C. Meat Cutter Apprenticeship training Courses Level I & II for Registered Apprentices only 1 month – Level I

1 month – Level II

 SASKATCHEWAN  Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Prince Albert Campus  18 weeks 2 intakes per year  Info