Open House: Professional Cook 1 & Essentials Skills program in Port Hardy

Learn about the new Professional Cook 1 & Essential Training offering in Port Hardy at this upcoming Information Open House.

This is a great opportunity to learn how you can launch your career in culinary arts right in your community.

You'll have a chance to meet your instructor, ask questions and learn more about this opportunity to start your career.

For more information about this upcoming open house, call an advisor at 250-949-7912 ext. 2860 or email

An NIC Indigenous Navigator will also be on NIC's Mixalakwila campus all day on Sept. 27 and all morning on Sept. 28 to answer any questions you might have about this one-time opportunity to start your culinary career. You may also be eligible for financial support. Learn more by emailing


This program is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and combines classroom-based and hands-on learning.

This special offering runs 40 weeks and combines essential skills training (including FoodSafe, WHMIS and first aid) with Professional Cook Level 1 apprenticeship training. Students attend weekly sessions from October to December 2021, then begin full-time training starting January until July 2022.


Students who are ready to sign up can apply via the Professional Cook 1 program page or call 1-800-715-0914.