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Working at Heights training takes 8 hours to complete, and can be completed in one-day.

Ontario has rolled in a new law requiring all workers in the construction industry to have ‘Working at Heights’ certification.

For newcomers to Canada, there can be barriers to accessing this training. IWC has stepped in the gap – offering the training as part of the WorkLINC Construction Industry program – preparing newcomers for work in their field.

The training covers the topics including travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts.

“It is a wonderful step to feel safe and secure at work,” said Ines Rios, Executive Director at IWC. “It is important for integration into the workforce.”

The training is offered in partnership with the Workers Health & Safety Centre and the Labour Education Council and includes Arabic translation to ensure participants have a thorough understanding of the materials.

Eman Ismail-Elmasri, Employment Specialist at IWC understands its importance.

“Instead of walking step-by-step toward a job, they will now jump ahead,” she explained. “Not only is this training a requirement, but it will help them further understanding of health and safety protocols in the Canadian workplace environment.”

Interested in a career in Construction, Manufacturing or the Food Industry?
Visit the IWC website for more information or call 905-529-5209


Labour Education Council trainer, Wasim Erkawi, delivered Working at Heights certification in Arabic for newcomers to Canada at Immigrants Working Centre.

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