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Agriculture Industry Training Class 3A & Class 1
Available Training... registration happening now for July 2024! Next training date will be November 2024

 Class 3A

From field to road…do you have employees that drive your trucks, but don’t have their licenses? We are looking for experienced drivers that would like to obtain their Airbrakes and Class 3A license. 

Draft Schedule:
Day 1- Airbrake theory
Day 2- Review of Airbrakes and Airbrake test, Preform a pre-use inspection (dependant on Dept. of Hwy testing availability)/ Driving 
Day 3- Driving
Day 4- Driving/test day (dependant on Dept. of Hwy testing availabiltity and readiness)
Day 5- Driving/test day (dependant on Dept. of Hwy testing availabiltity and readiness)

Requirements- must have valid truck driving experience

Registration is now open, limited seating available.
To sign up: https://www.peiagsc.ca/trainingprogram.php?id=2
contact the PEI Agriculture Sector Council at 902-892-1091 or e-mail: jobseast@peiagsc.ca 

Please note these requirements must be completed before you will be given a training date:

  • Medicals must be completed and submitted to Access PEI
  • Invoice must be paid to PEIAgSC
  • Name, copy of license and date of birth must be submitted to PEIAgSC to be able to book your testing time
You will not be permitted into training until all of the above requirements have been met. 


Forklift Training- registration now open
Thank you for your interest in our Forklift training program.

Training 50% covered under Skills PEI Workplace Skills Training

All our training programs are designed for maximum participation and flexibility. All courses include a review of the applicable legislation including Employer and Employee responsibilities, equipment requirements and reference to any external standards.

Participants are made familiar with all terminology, equipment, and standard industry practices which relate to the topic, and are given applicable reference material to assist them in their duties.
When you complete our Forklift Training you should be familiar with the safety principles of Forklift, have an increased knowledge of how to inspect them and safely operate them and be able to recognize and avoid the most common hazards associated with their use
Classroom portion: Approx: 3 hrs
Equipment anatomy & inspections:
Importance of pre-shift inspection
Stability of a Forklift:
Principles of Forklift stability
Stability Triangle
Importance of machine’s capacity plate
Safe operation:
Safe operation
Load handling principles.
Re-fueling and battery care:
Refueling combustible engines
Battery Powered
The classroom portion of the above mentioned topics is supported by videos and workbooks with group discussions encouraged.
Practical portion will include:
Hands on operation of the Forklift
• Performance by the participant on the following:
1. Daily inspection procedure
2. Operating Forklift through obstacle course
3. Performing driving scenarios in controlled environment
4. Demonstration of overall Safe Operation of the Forklift
Completion of a quiz on all aspects of operation.
Pass all required practical scenarios.
Course Duration:
• Approx. 6hrs
Employers will be issued a Record of Training and any additional information or assistance as may be required to integrate the training into
their Occupational Health and Safety plan and all successful participants will receive a wallet card.

Speaker: ASTA Safety
Dates: April/May 2024
Location: on farm
Time/Duration: 1 day
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Farm Tech
 Congratulations to our 8 New Farm Technician Blue Seals!
The work and attention you have put in for the last 2 years has paid off!
Congrats to Mellissa Costain, Breckum Weeks, Connor Mill, Joshua Brown, Carter MacDougall, Alystair O'Connor Brenton Harding and Tyler Peters!

YESP - Youth Employment and Skills Program
We offer financial support to agricultural employers that hire youth and provide them with valuable experience.

These organizations can include:
• industry
• not-for-profit organizations
• provincial and municipal governments
• associations
• boards
• councils
• universities

Receive funding to hire youth 15-30 through the youth employment and skills program.
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PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program
The PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program is a Blue Seal Trade that provides Farm Employees an opportunity to gain important skills and experience to use in the Agriculture Industry!

In order to enter the program a person must ....
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have Grade 12 of Equivalent Education (or willing to obtain during the program)
  • Be working on a farm with an employer will to Mentor
  • Have at least 1000 hours work in the Agrcilture Industry

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Our National Workforce Strategic Plan aims to address some of the most pressing labour issues in Canadian agriculture and agri-food. Want to support this work and raise awareness about the plan? Download our supporter badge – you can display it on your website or promote it over social media. 

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What You Need To Know

The following employment related legislation is the legal foundation for provincially regulated employers:

  • Employment Standards Act
  • Human Rights Act
  • Youth Employment Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Workers Compensation Act
  • Privacy Act

Depending on the nature of your business, other pieces of legislation may also apply to your workplace. At a minimum, employers need to comply with all legislation.  Many employers will have internal policies and procedures to communicate rights, roles, and responsibilities on a number of different matters, including those required by legislation.

Policies identify the broad principles/standards for expected workplace action, behaviour, and/or compliance.  The procedure may outline step-by-step instructions, such as templates, forms, or simple visual aids.

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