Category: News

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Winners

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Winners GOLD MEDAL Stuart Albertson & Matthew Schmalz SILVER MEDAL Ridha Al-Rammahi & Hussein Al-Rammahi Both were outstanding teams who are students at KPU School of Horticulture studying the Landscape Diploma and Red Seal Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship. Find more on both of the teams including pictures of their... Read more »

Update on Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Harmonization

  All Red Seal Trades in Canada are undergoing an Harmonization Initiative to substantively align apprenticeship across Canada, and to improve the mobility of apprentices, support increased completion rates, and enable employers to access a larger pool of qualified employees. The Landscape Horticulturist apprenticeship has been redeveloped in consultation with industry and training representatives from... Read more »

Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal IP Exam Prep Course February 2018 @ UBC, Vancouver

Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Inter-Provincial Exam Prep Course This course is a preparation class for the Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Inter-Provincial Exam. Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 Time: 9am to 1pm Location: UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research 6804 Marine Drive SW, Vancouver Instructor: Egan Davis (Instructor at UBC Botanical Garden & Centre... Read more »

Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal IP Exam Prep Course @ PHC, Victoria, BC

Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Inter-Provincial Exam Prep Course This course is a preparation class for the Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Inter-Provincial Exam. Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017 Time: 12pm to 4pm Location: Pacific Horticulture College 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Instructor: Egan Davis (Instructor at UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research) Price: $85.00 + $4.25 GST... Read more »

Pacific Horticulture College – 30th Anniversary Celebration

Congratulations to Pacific Horticulture College! They are celebrating their 30th anniversary. An amazing and exciting milestone of excellence in horticulture education! To celebrate this milestone, PHC is holding an event at the gardens on Sunday September 17 from 1 to 4pm where current and past students, instructors, staff, board members, and other industry partners can drop... Read more »

Pacific Horticulture College – Instructor – Part-time, Casual Position

The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP) is a multi-dimensional not-for-profit society situated on 43 hectares in Saanich. The HCP is home to nine acres of demonstration gardens, a conservation area, a horticulture library, gift shop and plant sales, weddings and other events, and a wide range of youth, community, and professional education. Established in... Read more »

HortEducationBC becomes!

Big news for HortEducationBC! We are rebranding to and have launched a brand-new website! Our website has new features including: • A calendar of run dates for training institution’s apprentice programs and info sessions • Job listings for apprentices to connect with Employer/sponsors • Online learning resource ordering and payment • Forms for... Read more »

Notice of Career Fairs for Employers Looking for Employees

There are two upcoming Career fairs that may be of interest to horticulture industry employers looking for employees. Prepare for Canada Is hosting a year long online fair for new Canadian immigrants settling in BC. The attendees will be immigrants who have already landed in BC as well as those who have their immigration visa ready and... Read more »

Fall semester courses at Gaia College

Gaia College is the leading institution offering online and in class Organic Land Care learning opportunities. Our popular Organic Master Gardener/Organic Horticulture Specialist course introduces the science and practice of organic horticulture while preparing participants to write the SOUL Accreditation exam. Our online and classroom courses are offered through Gaia College and Educational Partners, including... Read more »

North Island College Winter 2018 Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship – Level 1

North Island College is offering Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship – Level 1 in an enriched format. This format is delivered evenings and weekends for 12 weeks. Location: Comox Valley Campus Duration: 12 weeks Hours per week: 20 Total hours: 240 Times: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, 5:30-9:30 p.m. & Seven Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Schedule: Jan 29 – Apr 20, 2018 Tuition:... Read more »

Wesley Hawley Memorial Award 2017

The Wesley Hawley Memorial Award was presented at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s, School of Horticulture Scholarships & Awards Celebration, on April 4th, 2017. Congratulations to Aaron Smith, who completed his Arborist Technician technical training at Kwantlen in March. Lindsay Lindholm, HEBC staff member, presented the award.  Aaron has great dedication and enthusiasm for his career in... Read more »

Pacific Horticulture College Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 4 Program – Part-Time

Location: Pacific Horticulture College, 505 Quayle Road, Victoria BC, V9E 2J7 Duration: 4 months Hours per week: 6 to 9 Times: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9pm, some Saturday mornings Schedule: August to December, 2017 Tuition: $1,100 (includes course materials) Other Fees: $20 application fee Contact: [email protected] or 250-479-3210 Web: