National Standards and Certification Program designed by the manufacturing sector, for the manufacturing sector.

  • Assess, hire, and promote based on certified skills, measured against industry-validated standards.
  • Develop more focused training plans.
  • Retain, motivate, and promote qualified people.
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  • Gain increased career mobility
  • Validate their skills through a nationally recognized certification
  • Provide employers a quick snapshot of their skills and experience by listing their CertWORK+ credential in their resume
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Reviews from across the country:

Read what manufacturing employers and employees are saying about CertWORK+

“A win-win for all concerned”

“We believe Cert-Work+ will be a great tool for both our organization and for our staff. The  program will be invaluable in assisting us to determine our training needs and it will allow our staff, by becoming certified, the opportunity to document their knowledge and experience. A win-win for all concerned.”
Ben Hume, CEO-Mirage Screen Systems Inc., British Columbia

“Cert Work+ certifies a national standard for manufacturing across the country. The national standard lends itself well to many people strategies within an organization such as Recruitment, Skills Gap Analysis and Training and Development. A great value to the manufacturing industry across all sectors.”
Annamaria Rocco, CHRL, Director, Human Resources
Cosmetica Laboratories Inc.
The value of the CertWork+ certification is two fold. Firstly from a recruitment perspective employees with this certification has proven to an unbiased third party that they have the ability and the experience to work in the manufacturing environment – this along with a positive interview will increase the likelihood of a good fit within our organization. Secondly, we can use the standards set by manufacturers nationally to help us to ensure we develop our employees into valuable production workers recognized across the country.
Renita Dominaux, Operations Manager
Dynamic Air Shelters Ltd
I was very pleased to work with John Hugh Edwards on the CertWork+ program at Canada Bread in Halifax recently. This program gives working people a way to document the various skills mastered on the job. Workers can use their certification to gain an upper hand in securing a new position at a new employer. The Canadian Labour Congress and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters add great credibility and prestige to the certification program. We are proud of Mary martin, a BCTGM member and the first to gain certification in this national program.
David LeBlanc, Business Agent
Bakery Confectionery Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union - Local 406
Dartmouth, NS
“I started digging up my various training records, and frankly, I was a little surprised by the variety of work I’ve done. It really got me thinking about how this is an important acknowledgment. I’ll be recommending CertWORK+ to my members for a host of reasons.”

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Armindo deMedeiros, Material Handler
Teck Metals Ltd./Steelworkers Local 480
Trail, British Columbia
“Here at work, I take pride in knowing my role within my department, it’s just now I have the official papers to prove it.”

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Diane Vallis, Lead Hand
Dynamic Air Shelters
Grand Bank, NL
“With the closure of the plant I worked at, I had to start over– with no qualifications, with the help of [CertWORK+], I now have a nationally recognized certification to put on my resume.”
Mary Martin, Machine Operator
Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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