Canada to offer free training to new aquaculture students
Canada is experiencing a growing demand for aquaculture training.
Canada has initiated a nationwide program offering free training to aspiring aquaculture students.
In a strategic move aimed at enhancing the country’s workforce and addressing the increasing demand for aquaculture training, Canada’s Fleming College has initiated a nationwide program offering free training to aspiring aquaculture students.
This new initiative is part of the Growing the Canadian Aquaculture Workforce of the Future program, sponsored by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, administered through the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University.
Under the agreement, Fleming College will cover the costs of the first semester tuition fee, including ancillary charges, for 20 students enrolling in the Aquaculture Foundations program. This opportunity will be available for the January 2024 intake.
The rationale behind this initiative is the growing demand for aquaculture training and skilled workers in Canada. Fleming College’s program specializes in fish culture, aquaculture techniques, and fish husbandry, with a distinctive emphasis on Indigenous studies and practices within the aquaculture industry.
Fleming College, situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory, is located in Central Ontario, with campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg, and Haliburton.