HEBC’s office has moved

Posted On: Sunday October 2nd, 2011

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


Visit HEBC at CanWest Hort Show September 28th & 29th

Posted On: Tuesday September 27th, 2011

HEBC’s booth number is 838 at the 2011 CanWest Horticulture Show. Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building Under the ‘Green Roof ‘. Visit the booth to get all your apprenticeship questions answered. Go to for more information on the show.


Looking for Industry Volunteers

Posted On: Tuesday August 9th, 2011 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

Posted On: Sunday July 31st, 2011

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.


HEBC article in July/August issue of HortWest

Posted On: Thursday July 14th, 2011

New Program for Arboriculture The July/August issue of HortWest has an article on the new Arboriculture Program available January 9, 2012.  To read the article click here.


17th Skills Canada National Competition

Posted On: Tuesday May 31st, 2011

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

Posted On: Saturday April 30th, 2011

“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

Posted On: Saturday April 30th, 2011

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.


Camosun College Horticulture Info Session

Posted On: Wednesday April 20th, 2011

Come to Camosun’s College horticulture information session to learn all about the Technician Certificate. Click here for more detailed information on Camosun’s information session and horticulture program.