Some jobs require you to complete specific courses and gather additional certifications. For example, if you want to become a bartender or server, a smart serve certificate would be required for you to handle any alcohol. Having a selection of these qualifications can even boost your resume and give you an edge over your competition.

The Canadian Red Cross offers a wide variety of courses that meet the needs of the general public, workplaces, schools and organizations.


  • First Aid at Home
  • Corporate & Workplace First Aid
  • Swimming & Water Safety and Violence
  • Bullying & Abuse Prevention

The Local Sault Ste. Marie Branch can be reached at:

475 Trunk Road, Unit 5
Tel: (705) 759-4547
Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Equipment World Inc. is a Northern Ontario owned company, commenced operation in 1973 with the belief there was a need for a local source specializing in material handling, storage and packaging systems. We also provide Course Certifications after completion of the courses training.

Here are some of the course certifications offered in Sault Ste. Marie:

To reach the Sault Ste. Marie office:
Phone: 705-949-7379
Toll free: 1-855-949-7379

The John Rhodes Community Centre Pool is an accessible, family facility open to all ages.

The John Rhodes offers a wide variety of certifications to help you land a great job on or near the water.
Lifesaving Course

  • Bronze Medallion – 13+
  • Bronze Cross
  • National Lifeguard – 16+
  • Water Safety Instructor – 15+

Contact the John Rhodes at:
Phone: 705-759-5419
Email: johnrhodespool@cityssm.on.ca

A food handler certifications is required in some cases when handling, preparing, and storing of food. A safe food handler course covers the essentials of safely working around food to prevent illness and potentially severe health hazards.

Algoma Public Health offers this course regularly throughout the year - $25 contact 705-759-5286 to register.

Additional programs recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are:

The Searchmont Resort is a premiere ranked, regional training and recreation facility with high quality mountain terrain, amenities, events and entertainment. We care about you, which is why we have passionate and knowledgeable staff to provide you, your family and friends with quality service.

  • Apprenticeship Helper Program – Age 14+
    • Searchmont Snow School offers exceptional skiers the chance to apprentice with certified trainers to work towards becoming a Ski Instructor.

Contact Lisa at:
Phone: 705-781-2340 x2353
Email: lisa@searchmont.com

Smart Serve is a dedicated advocate for responsible alcohol service. Anyone who serves or handles alcohol in a licensed establishment in Ontario must be certified by Smart Serve.

Note - “This training can be taken at any age; However, an individual must be 18 years of age or older to serve, sell or handle alcohol in Ontario."


Here are some of the courses offered by SMART SERVE:

For in-class training options in the Algoma District please visit:

Sault College – Employment Solutions
Blind River
Phone: 705-356-1611

To contact Smart Serve:
Phone: 1-877-620-6082
Email: info@smartserve.ca
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Free online chat with your registration.

St. John Ambulance has been ensuring the health, safety and quality of life for Canadians for well over 125 years. St. John Ambulance offers:

  •  CPR First Aid Training

Get in Contact with the Local Sault Ste. Marie Service Centre for information on upcoming courses:
Customer Service Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Contact Information: Phone: 705-945-1224 ext. 5160
Email: ssm@on.sja.ca  

Superior Emergency Services training division is dedicated to providing the best training available through dynamic, hands on first aid training delivered by health care professionals who are front line emergency workers with real-life experience to help you learn first aid in an interactive environment.


  • Emergency First Aid with CPR and AED
  • Standard First Aid with CPR and AED
  • CPR and AED
  • Advanced First Aid / First Responder Programs
  • Sports First Aid and Sports Medicine Programs
  • Intravenous Therapy & Venipuncture
  • 60-Second Trauma Assessment
  • N95 Mask Fit Testing

Superior Emergency Services also offers a variety of affordable online modules including: 

  • WHMIS 2015 - $29.95
  • WHMIS 2015 General Awareness - $13.95

Superior EMS is a local Sault Ste. Marie Company and can be reached at:
Monday-Thursday: 1pm - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 3pm

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).ca offers training that is accepted nation-wide. The WHMIS Global Harmonized System (GHS) Online Training and WHMIS GHS/ Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Online Training Bundle courses can be taken by anyone in Ontario.

Here are some of the courses offered by WHMIS:

WHMIS Global Harmonized System  - $34.95

WHMIS Global Harmonized System (GHS) Handbook - $8.95

WHMIS GHS Online Training + Handbook Bundle - $43.90

WHMIS.ca offers a variety of additional online training programs through their website. Explore the site for training in Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Fall Protection training.

Phone: 1-877-335-1189
Email: service@whmis.ca

Established in 2001, YOW Canada Inc. provides high quality occupational health and safety training and materials to aid Canadians with safety compliance.

Here are some of the courses offered by YOWCANADA:

Contact YOW Canada:
Toll-Free: 1-866-688-2845
Inquiries: info@yowcanada.com
Office Hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday