Quick Facts

Service type: Employment, Youth, Newcomers, Disability, Women, Trades Training
Eligibility: 18 years; Legally entitled to work in Ontario; English language level CLB 6+
Delivery: Virtual and in-person
Hours of Operation: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee: Free, participants receive training stipends
Program dates: Please check the description below for more details
Duration: 6 weeks program

Program Description

The Building Maintenance Operator Training Program (BMOT) is a training initiative designed to prepare individuals for careers in building maintenance. Through a combination of theoretical instruction and hands-on practical training, participants:​

  • Acquire technical expertise to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain a wide range of building systems and equipment commonly found in residential buildings​.
  • Develop interpersonal skills to deliver exceptional service to building occupants and stakeholders.


BMOT is a part-time, six-week program that includes 3 in-person days per week (lectures, hands-on practice) and asynchronous, self-paced online learning modules. We offer hands-on training and tools tailored to the needs of employers in today’s job market. The training components include:

  • Communication and Customer Service
  • Teamwork and Conflict Resolution
    • Understanding & Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) certificate
  • Safety and Compliance Training
    • WHMIS, AODA, etc.
  • Maintenance Inspection and Documentation
  • Maintenance and Repairs
    • Plumbing, Electrical, Windows/ Screens, Mechanical Equipment, Carpentry, Garbage Management, Exterior/ Ground Maintenance.
  • Digital Literacy and Adaptability
  • Job Readiness Preparation
  • One-on-one Employment Counseling (resume writing, interview preparation)
  • Opportunities for an 8-week paid work placement or referral to employer partners upon program completion


Eligibility requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, convention refugee, refugee claimant with open work permit, visitor under emergency travel measure with open work permit
  • English language level CLB 6+
  • Basic digital literacy skills


Dates and locations (*the schedule and location may be subject to change)

  • 1st cohort: Jul-Aug 2024, 1491 Danforth Ave. M4J 1N5
  • 2nd cohort: Sep-Oct 2024, TBD
  • 3rd cohort: Nov-Dec 2024, TBD

How you can support

Every gift makes a lasting difference in our community.


Ready to participate?

If you are interested, please complete the interest form below and attend an info session to learn more about the program.


Need help?

For more information about the program, download the flyer (attached) here.


Contact Information

WoodGreen Trades Training

(416) 405-5281


Monday to Friday
9:00AM to 5:00PM


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