Courses Available

At work for YOU At work for you

The following courses are available to all members of our Local. In-person courses are confirmed when a minimum number of UFCW 247 members complete the registration process by the assigned deadline, unless it's an on-line course.

Courses are free as long as members fully attend the course they register for; otherwise, a penalty may apply.

Questions or concers? please contact:

Engagement & Education Coordinator
Direct:  604.542.4556

Food Handler Certification Course (ON-LINE ONLY)

This certification course is available on-line and space is limited to Local 247 members only.

The Food Handler Certification Course developed by the Canadian Institute of Food Safety provides critical food safety training to food workers in all sectors of the Canadian food industry. It has been developed to meet all requirements for compliance with federal and provincial food safety laws. It takes the average user about 6 hours to complete the course. You have up to 30 days to complete the final exam. If you wish, it is possible to proceed directly to the final exam at anytime. A score of at least 70% on the final exam is necessary to pass the course and receive your certificate. Course material may be reviewed on any internet-connected device with a web browser. Only the final exam portion must be completed using a desktop or laptop with webcam and microphone enabled. Tablets and smartphones are not supported at this time. The final exam must be taken using either Chrome or Firefox web browsers. Be sure to use the most up-to-date versions of Chrome or Firefox. Interested in this course? then submit your registration request here, once we verify your membership, we'll send you the registration confirmation that will include a link to access the course.

Learn Online. Learn At Your Own Pace

This online course allows you to learn at your own pace, any time of day, any day of the week.

Registration information

This course is available for registration anytime, up until December 20, 2021


The course is free as long as you complete the course. The penalty for not completing the course is $80. Please ensure you'll have the time and computer requirements to access the course.

Click below to register for this course, we'll contact you as soon as the registration is processed and your course is ready to be accessed.

Register for this Course

UFCW 247 Instagram Instagram
UFCW 247 acknowledges that our head office is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the Semiahmoo First Nation.