HortEducation.ca Trade Specific Information Packs
The following handouts, available for download, were created by HortEducation.ca for career exploration events, Career Counselors, Teachers, Employers, Sponsors, and Apprentices. The downloadable PDFs have hyperlinks to further information and relevant entities.
Arboriculturist Apprenticeship (3 Levels)
- Arborist Technician Apprenticeship
- Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship
- Field Arborist Apprenticeship
The HortEducation.ca job board is no longer maintained. We have left Archived Job Listings available for apprentices and career seekers to use as a tool to explore professional horticulture trades. The Job Listings give an accurate view of the types of jobs available to apprentices at all levels of progress and certified journeypersons. Listings provide information on required qualifications, tasks performed, responsibilities, and an idea of company culture.
The GreenCareersCanada.ca website is operated by Landscape Ontario and The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA). The CNLA is a national not-for-profit federation of the ten provincial landscape and horticulture associations.
The Green Careers Canada website is an invaluable tool for exploring all horticulture career opportunities in Canada. The site is designed to assist Career Counselors, Teachers, Parents, and Career Explorers in discovering the many different options and pathways that lead to a career in Horticulture.
WorkBC Career and Occupational Information
- WorkBC Occupation Information for the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist and Arborist Trades
- WorkBC Occupation Information for the Certified Utility Arborist Trade
Skills/Compétences Canada promotes careers in the skilled trades and technology industries primarily through a yearly Skills Canada National Competition and territorial competitions hosted by their member organizations. These competitions are free and open to the public, who are invited to try hands-on skilled trades and technology activities at the many Try-a-Trade® & Technology stations.
Every two years, the Skills/Compétences Canada National Competition winners go on to compete at the WorldSkills Competition, where their skills are put to the test at an international level against the best in the world.
Every Year there is a Landscape Horticulturist Competition at the British Columbia Skills Competition. The winners go on to the annual National Skills Competition. Members of the public can watch the Landscape Horticulture competitors create a landscape design and participate in the Try-a-Trade® station hosted by the Landscape Industry.
Turf Wars is a video series chronicle of the 2017 National Skills Competition. The Turf Wars series is found on Skills/Compétences Canada’s YouTube channel
Check out the Skills Canada: Turf Wars! Full Trailer
Go to the YouTube Video Playlist or watch below
Skills Canada: Turf Wars Episodes 1-5