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Ever wanted a career in the Equine Industry? OEEEP is for you! We welcome individuals 15 + and provide them with the education and tools needed to get started in the industry.

Student Eligibility to Participate in the Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program:

  • PASSION/INTEREST in working with/caring for horses

  • Unemployed or underemployed

  • Not in full-time education/training

  • 15+ years of age

  • Ontario resident and legally entitled to work in Ontario

  • Complete online registration Click here to Register


Once registration is complete:

  • You will be scheduled to start in the next cohort (cohorts start every 7 weeks.) You will be provided with access to online courses developed by Equine Guelph and the University of Guelph

  • Each week you will meet with Equine Career Specialist Gabriella Dan to review 

  • The Horse Portal is an interactive website that will be utilized for your online training experience

  • You will receive an e-manual that will assist you in completing the online training

  • The online training will take place over a 6-week period and include 6 units


Job Skills:

  • During online training, VPI will be working with you on completing your resume and understanding your role and responsibilities as an employee


  • After completing online training the VPI and the OHHA team will work alongside you to find a placement 

  • A list of eligible farms will be provided to you where resumes can be sent 

  • Students will be responsible for tracking hours through a timesheet, signed by the employer to ensure completion of hours are accurate

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