Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program

Start a Career in the Horse Industry!

Special Partnership for Online Industry Training: Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program (OEEEP):

This FREE program offers you a chance to become a part of Ontario’s billion-dollar horse industry. Learn more about the care and welfare of horses and gain valuable industry experience in this interactive training course.

▪ Funded by the Ontario Government, Equine Guelph joined with the Ontario Harness Horse Association and VPI, Inc. to offer OEEEP. This program helps to answer the need for staff, a current issue in the Ontario industry.

▪ The first offering commenced in November, 2021. Students receive training in job preparedness and job interview skills from VPI, 6 weeks of online learning from Equine Guelph and finally a placement program, matching potential employers with new students.

  • 6-week virtual training course.
  • Learn from industry experts.
  • Discover different career paths.
  • Job placement at the end of your program.

This is a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for animals and hands-on learning. No previous experience with horse handling required.

Colleen Clarke finds her dream job with OEEEP program

More testimonial available on Equine Guelph’s YouTube channel.

OEEEP – Changing People’s Lives

New sessions begin year-round. Space is limited.

For more information about the OEEEP, including how to register for future sessions, please contact VPI Working Solutions!


Looking for help on the farm? When an OEEEP participant completes a placement, employers may be eligible to receive 50% of the wages covered through the #OEEEP program for 12 – 18 weeks.

See if OEEEP will work for you!

EMPLOYER BENEFITS explained – Ontario Equine Education and Employment ProgramRegister your business to receive benefits!

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Equine JobTrack

Employers, do you have a job opening?  Jobseekers, are you looking for positions?  Post your job on EquineJobTrack.com – your source for Horse Industry jobs in Canada!