Cannabis Education

Cannabis Education








403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655



Cannabis education covers the skills, knowledge and best practices for succeeding in the cannabis industry, including a strong focus on regulatory compliance.

Gain the specialized skills and knowledge to work in the growing cannabis sector with our Cannabis Education courses. As the industry is predicted to reach a peak of $9 billion in annual sales by 2026, trained professionals are in high demand.

Online courses are taught by practicing industry specialists and position you at the forefront of this booming business. Developed in consultation with MRU’s Cannabis Industry Advisory Board, the curriculum has a strong focus on understanding and complying with the Cannabis Act regulations. The online delivery provides the flexibility to work while building skills and knowledge to further your career.

Our four newly revised courses — Quality Assurance in the Cannabis Industry, Commercial Cannabis Production, Cannabis Marketing in the Retail Sector and Retail Cannabis Management— focus on best practices and regulatory compliance, which are critical factors in the industry. Since they are developed with input from industry leaders, the courses are relevant to the latest industry developments and prepare students for what to expect in the future.

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Business of Cannabis Live

Instructors, students, staff and industry advisory panel members share their experiences in the cannabis sector in a series of interviews on the Business of Cannabis. Learn more about our program and what’s going on in the cannabis industry in this series, available as videos or podcasts.

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Our suite of courses provide students with the foundational skills necessary to excel in the Canadian cannabis industry. Benefits include:

  • Earn a letter of completion to enhance your career prospects   
  • Prepare for a career in the cannabis industry
  • Learn industry experts
  • Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers
  • Complete through online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere



Format: Online | Learn more

Duration: Courses run for 8 - 12 weeks. Each course requires approximately 15 hours of study per week.

Courses are intended to be completed by anyone working full time and the hours for completion are somewhat flexible within determined timelines.

Materials: All course materials are provided at no additional cost.


Free! Virtual Information Session

Interested in learning more about our Cannabis Education courses? Speak with program staff and instructors, and have your questions answered. Join us for a free virtual information session on Wednesday, September 14th from 5 - 6  p.m. Register here

The Important Role Cannabis Education Plays in the Cannabis Sector

The Important Role Cannabis Education Plays in the Cannabis Sector:  This live interactive online event was held on February 24th where cannabis professionals and leaders learned about critical skills and examined emerging trends. Members of Mount Royal University’s Cannabis Education program — instructors, students, members of the industry advisory committee — took part in individual and panel discussions about the future of cannabis education for workforce development.

Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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