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Be sure that youre 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 Safetys official Food Handler Certification Course meets Canadas 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.

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

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

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Get unrestricted access to our Resource Library of downloadable guides, posters, checklists and more.

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 thats regulated by the Canadian Government.

Trusted by the Canadian Food Industry

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.

Get more than certification

Students of the CIFS Food Handler Certification Course automatically receive one free year of CIFS Membership. CIFS Membership gives you unlimited access to our entire Resource Library, including:

  • printable posters, checklists and fact sheets
  • downloadable how-to guides
  • updates about food recalls and other food safety news
  • instructional videos and more

Food Safety Resources

Our mission is to reduce food-borne illness in Canada. To help achieve this goal, we provide access to hundreds of free food safety resources for food workers and the general public.