Certificate of Winery Assistant & Sales

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The Winery Assistant and Sales program is designed to provide students with the knowledge … Students will also gain real-world experience through field trips to local wineries.

Course Breakdown:

Customer Service Skills

Food and Beverage

Canadian Workplace Essentials

Food and Wine Pairing

Wine Sale Techniques

Introduction to Wine, Spirits and other Fermented Beverages

Program Outcomes;

On graduation, learners will be able to:

Participate in Canadian Labor Market

Identify key elements of customer services

Define and adhere to food safety, health and sanitation standards

Describe elements of food and wine pairing

Recognize origin, structural profile, production method and components of various fermented beverages

Use various techniques to help customers purchase wine

  • International Students:

    • Complete high school or a Canadian secondary school diploma or equivalent.

    • 19 years or older at the time of admission to the program.

    • Reach an IELTS 5.5 (academic) or equivalent or achieve a IGK Level 6 Upper Intermediate or pass the IGK placement test.

    • Pass an admissions interview

  • Domestic Students:

    • Complete high school.

    • 19 years or older at the time of admission to the program.

    • Pass an admissions interview
    For more information on English language requirements, please see English Proficiency page

    • Computer Use Expectation
    In order to successfully progress through your studies at IGK, it is recommended that you have access to a personal computer or laptop. IGK offers access to computer labs on campus, but availability cannot be guaranteed and some program software may not be available on all open access computers.

  • International Students;

    Registration fee: $200

    Tuition fees: $8500

    Textbook fee: $450

  • Domestic Students:

    Registration fee: $200

    Tuition fees: $3900

    Textbook fee: $450

Graduates of this diploma can consider career opportunities under NOC 6411 or 6421 which includes positions such as:

- Customer Service Representatives
- Winery Sale Assistants
- Tour and travel guides

The options are endless! The following are some examples.


Program Length:
360 hours of instruction, 22 weeks

This program is PTIB approved.
Start Dates:
  • Sept 6th 2022, Jan 9th 2023, May 8th 2023, Sept 5th 2023