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Growing opportunities in the cannabis sector

Niagara College and Canopy Growth Corporation are partnering to create internship and co-op opportunities for a variety of the college's programs, including the new Commercial Cannabis Production Graduate Certificate


Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – Niagara College and Canopy Growth Corporation are working together to help students find opportunities in the growing cannabis sector.

In a statement, both organizations say they will “create new experience-based learning opportunities for college students and graduates.”

In other words, internship and co-op opportunities will be available for students who are taking the college’s Commercial Cannabis Production, Horticultural Technician, Greenhouse Technician and Business programs, says the statement.

The positions will be available at the Tweed Farms facility (Tweed Farms is owned by Canopy Growth), with additional placements available at Canopy Growth’s 12 other facilities across the country.

For Canopy Growth, the partnership will help fill the growing “workforce demand at its facilities across Canada and generate joint research and community engagement opportunities for the Niagara region.”

The organizations say the partnership also “opens the door to applied research projects in business operations, plant sciences and greenhouse technology that will further the mission of both organizations.”

Both organizations add that they intend to hold community events and consultations to educate the Niagara community on the emerging cannabis industry.

This September, Niagara College is launching its Commercial Cannabis Production Graduate Certificate Program, which it says is Canada’s first post-secondary credential in the production of commercial cannabis.

In other news, Tweed Farms is expanding its site from 350,000 sq. ft. to almost 1,000,000 sq. ft. and it is building a new 212,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art greenhouse.


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