Training on cannabis: In 2019, it is possible ...
Since the legalization and marketing of cannabis in Canada, skilled labor in this area is in high demand in the labor market.
To meet the need, the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR) will offer, as of the next 2019 academic year, training in biochemistry on cannabis in particular: a training program still unique in Quebec which will welcome up to 32 students per year. .
Professor of the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, Hugo Germain said that students will receive training biochemist, not specialists in the cultivation of cannabis.
"The future graduates of this program will be able to work in particular in the production of products derived from cannabis, to work in the laboratory or to be employed by the pharmaceutical industry." he explains.
Meanwhile, at the University of Calgary ...
Cannabis education classes are given this time to employers. Indeed, a Canadian consulting firm, the firm
Cannabis at Work, offers since last August, courses to teach employers how to navigate through the legalization of cannabis in Canada.
Through the courses, it will be appropriate for employers to distinguish in the workplace, the consumer for medical use and the recreational consumer. Karen Stokke, head of learning at Cannabis at Work said the information provided to employers by her company is intended to help employers limit their possible exposure to legal claims.
The company recruits cannabis professionals
Alison McMahon, is the founder and director of Cannabis at Work, a company specializing in the emerging cannabis industry.
Today, Cannabis at Work provides human resources and staffing services to clients in the cannabis industry, which the company launched last spring.
“We are also hiring positions for chemical engineers, process specialists and mechanical engineers. And we're definitely hiring from the growers' side, which could be like a top grower position, ”she said.
Alison McMahon added that quality assurance positions are in high demand by companies in the sector, as cannabis production is highly regulated.
“Whether it is in the construction of stores or greenhouses, project management, or specialists in occupational health and safety, there is a real need,” she added.
Alison McMahon believes the cannabis industry could create 125 jobs in Canada over the next few years. Salaries are not as high as they were 000 years ago, but they are similar to today's salaries in the petroleum industry.