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 Corinne Louther at, 866-515-0550 ext. 312.

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.