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Study online at a time and place that suits you. Complete the same day or take up to 30 days to finish your course.

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Understand the law

Be sure that you’re meeting your legal requirements. Your location and role both impact the laws you need to follow.

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Business solutions to keep you compliant

Need to enrol multiple employees? CIFS has the tools you need to enrol, manage and ensure compliance for all your Food Handlers.

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Food Handler Certification

The Canadian Institute of Food Safety’s official Food Handler Certification Course meets Canada’s legal requirements for food safety training.

Our training is:

  • nationally recognized
  • accepted by Health Inspectors
  • food safety audit compliant
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Study and complete your certification at a time and place that suits you.

Same-day certification

Receive your certificate via email within minutes of completing the course.

Government approved

Be confident that your qualification is recognised by Health Inspectors across Canada.

1-on-1 support

Receive the help and support you need from our food safety trainers and friendly support team.

The Canadian Institute of Food Safety

The Canadian Institute of Food Safety (CIFS) is a forward-thinking education provider dedicated to improving food safety knowledge and skills.

We work with the public, as well as small, medium and enterprise food businesses in every industry that’s regulated by the Canadian Government.

Trusted by the Canadian Food Industry

Booster Juice
Boston Pizza
Courtyard by Marriott
Dairy Queen
Shoppers Drug Mart
Swiss Chalet
The Keg
Tim Hortons

Food safety laws and requirements

Food safety training requirements are set and enforced at a provincial level. Click on the name of your province to learn more.

Who needs certification?

The Canadian Institute of Food Safety provides online certification for all food businesses, including:

  • restaurants, food trucks and cafes
  • groceries, butchers, delis and bakeries
  • food-based charity organizations
  • convenience stores and service stations
  • food delivery and storage services
  • childcare and senior facilities