Certificate of Winery Assistant & Sales

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The Program of Winery Assistant and Sales designed to students with the knowledge and practical skills to work alongside master winemakers. Similarities and differences between wine, cider, beer and spirits will be explored throughout the program with an emphasis on winemaking. The program includes a focus on scientific principles of production, influences on product quality, industry terminology, equipment operation and maintenance, harvest and crush, sanitation and safety, sensory evaluation, and marketing and sales. Students will also gain real-world experience through field trips and a practicum.

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 Fee: $8500

    Textbook Fee: $450

  • Domestic Students:

    Registration fee: $200

    Tuition Fee: $3900

    Textbook Fee: $450

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

- Winery Sale
- 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, 27 weeks in duration.

This program is not PTIB approved yet it is only taking Pre-Registration
Start Dates:
  • 2022

    April 4,2022 / May 2,2022 / May 30,2022 / August 29,2022 / October 3,2022 / November 28,2022

  • Study Week 2022

    – June 28,2022 to July 1,2022
    – September 26,2022 to September 30,2022
    – December 26,2022 to December 30,2022

Day Time Seasons Tuesday to Thursday 10:45AM to 15:00PM

– Class start and end times may vary as schedules will be modified to accommodate Canadian holidays.

– *Please consider reading weeks when planning the duration of your studies.