Category: News

Falling & Bucking Endorsement

The Falling & Bucking Endorsement for Journeyperson Utility Arborist’s and Journeyperson Arborist Technician’s is now administered by HEBC.  For more information click here.

Utility Arborist Trade

The Utility Arborist Trade is now residing under For information on a career as a Utility Arborist visit our ‘Growing Careers’ page.  For information on becoming a Utility Arborist Apprentice, visit our ‘Apprentice Info‘ page.

HEBC’s office has moved

HEBC’s office moved to #182 – 5489 Byrne Rd, Burnaby, BC.  We look forward to seeing you at our new office in Burnaby.

Looking for Industry Volunteers is presently forming a Landscape Standards Task Force, this committee will represent the expertise found within the Landscaping Industry. Definition: A task force is a group of people who are temporarily assigned to work together to achieve a very specific and clearly defined objective. This trade task force will be established to work specifically... Read more »

Red Seal Exam for Landscape Horticulturist

The Red Seal Exam for Landscape Horticulturist will likely be available in September of 2011.  Stay tuned for full details. Click here for further details about the Red Seal program. Contact Anne Kadwell with any questions.

17th Skills Canada National Competition

June 1 – 4, 2011 – Quebec City, Quebec – Centre de Foires, Expocite Over 40 trades and technology contest areas (Including Landscape Gardening) 20,000 total attendance 500 Competitors from across Canada 200,000 square feet of competition space Started in 1994, the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) remains the only event of its kind in... Read more »

Change in Terminology

“Equivalency Status” is now “Sign-Off Authority” In the past, ITA established a process for granting “equivalency status” to sponsors, this would enable uncertified individuals to sign-off their apprentices when they met the requirements for challenging certification in the trade. The term “equivalency”, however, has created confusion and difficulty for industry. Many have interpreted this recognition... Read more »

HEBC article in May issue of HortWest

Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice Read the full article on the benefits of hiring an apprentice in the May issue of HortWest. Click on this link and go to page 11.