Succeeding at Work Language Stream consists of 10 proven training courses offered in 7 languages.

Succeeding at Work (SAW) Language Stream is a 1-year program to address the limited English Language literacy and proficiency skills for New Canadians and the immigrant workforce in Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry. The team at Food Processing Skills Canada has designed this program to support these individuals already working in the food and beverage processing industry with English language skills and training for career success. 

Applications for participants begins November 2021. SAW Language Stream will provide 20+ Ontario food and beverage companies and 300 employees with skills training opportunities through 10 online courses available in 7 different languages.


1. Digital Technology

This course reviews digital technology in the workplace including the use of digital tools, security measures to protect data, and understanding the value of digital information.

2. Oral Communication

This course provides guidelines for oral and general communication, active listening, providing feedback, fostering teamwork, and promoting a positive work environment. Lifelong learning and workplace skills training are closely linked to productivity, adaptability and innovation.

3. Canadian Workplace Cultures

After completing this course, you will know basic Canadian facts, understand appropriate etiquette in the Canadian workplace, identify qualities employers expect, and recognize the stages, symptoms and solutions of culture shock. The training from this course will enhance your skills as team member in the workplace.

4. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand how GMPs support the safe manufacturing of food and how to implement GMPs.


5. COVID-19 and Food Processing

This course has 6 modules of information that will help you integrate into the Canadian workplace that has been impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

6. Sanitation Level 1

This course provides individuals working in the food and beverage processing industry with basic sanitation and cleaning knowledge. You will learn how to handle, prepare and store chemicals, in addition to the cleaning and sanitizing steps. Learning regulations and policies is an important aspect of this course.

7. Workplace Industrial Safety

This course reviews regulatory responsibilities for employers and employees, and the proactive strategies used to identify hazards and mitigate impact. Learning Canadian federal and provincial regulatory requirements is an important aspect of this course.

8. Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)

This course provides guidelines for Lock Out-Tag Out (LOTO) — a safety procedure which is used in industry workplace and research settings to ensure that potentially dangerous machines are properly shut off and not able to be started again without completion of maintenance or servicing.


9. Allergens Level 1

This course covers the priority list of allergens in Canada as well as sulphites and gluten sources. You will be able to identify the sources and describe the best practices and regulations to prevent allergens related food safety incidents.

10. Basics of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)

This course explains the importance of standard operating procedures and sanitation standard operating procedures in the workplace. You will learn how to develop and implement these types of procedures within your role.