PICS E-Agriculture Training Program (PEAT)

This 20-week, free training program will provide eligible Immigrants and Visible Minorities with in-demand agricultural skills to obtain and sustain good paying jobs. Participants will be placed in Stream 2 – Technician (advanced English language skills and intermediate level of digital literacy). Components of the program include Canadian Workplace Culture, Essential Skills, soft skills/employability skills, short duration certification, occupational skills, job search skills, and supervised on-the-job work experience (practicum).

Upon successful completion of the training and work experience, participants will receive a certificate of completion by PICS and Western Community College, and will be supported towards full-time employment.

Learning Components

Stream 2:

  • Environment control and monitoring
  • Overview of agriculture industry in BC
  • Introduction to agriculture technology (Agritech)
  • Argus system
  • Pesticide applicator training and exam
  • Irrigation systems
  • Fertilizers
  • Propagation


  • Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee (with court’s decision)
  1. An immigrant within 10 years of landing, or
  2. Self-identify as visible minority

·  Legally entitled to work in Canada

·  Living in British Columbia

·  Unemployed or precariously employed

·  has experienced barriers to employment

·  Not in school full time

Work Experience (4 weeks)


· First Aid – Level 1, WHMIS, Food Safe, Fork Lift and Fall Protection

Financial supports:

· Personal protective equipment will be provided

· Training Allowance, Child Care, and Transportation will be available on a need basis as per availability of funding

Start Date:

  • Stream 2: July 26th to Dec 10th, 2021

For more information, you can contact us-



Anjani at 604-596-7722 ext. 608

Tajinder at 604-596-7722 ext. 606

Fill out the application form here

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