Training Opportunities For Operators of First Nations Systems

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre offers the Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators for First Nations  at no fee with travel and accommodation expenses reimbursed for operators in First Nations communities in Ontario.

 It is delivered over a two week period as follows:

Week 1: self-study workshop in classroom setting with one instructor
Week 2: classroom/hands-on with two instructors

For scheduled dates and locations visit

For more information, please contact Alicia McIntyre at (519) 881-2003, ext. 311

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) delivers Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) Circuit Rider Training Program (CRTP) in Ontario. The CRTP provides First Nation operators with hands-on training on how to operate, service and maintain the water and wastewater systems in their community.

  • Occurs at the system where the operator works.
  • Can be used towards the on-the-job training requirement for renewing a drinking water certificate and towards the 40 hours of annual training required for a wastewater licence.

For more information on the CRTP, visit the Government of Canada website.