Foundation Program now offered at UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research

Posted On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

Running from September to May, this full time program is designed to give students the skills and experience necessary for entering the field of horticulture. Completion of 1,100 hours of classroom and practical instruction, together with 150 hours of supervised practical work, will lead to the provincially recognized Horticultural Technician Certificate and Levels I &... Read more »


SkillsBC Competition

Posted On: Tuesday April 17th, 2012

The BC Skills Competition took place on April 18th at Tradex in Abbotsford. Nicole McWalters and Jessie Lyons from Camosun College, and Dillon Mennie and Kevin O’Connor from Kwantlen Polytechnic University were the competitors this year.           The competitors were provided with a design and all the materials, and had to... Read more »


Program Financial Support

Posted On: Sunday March 11th, 2012

There will be changes to the application process for Program Fnancial Supports for Apprentices for any courses that begin April 2, 2012 and beyond.  For more information, click here.


BC Certifed Fallers

Posted On: Monday February 13th, 2012

Individuals who are a current BC Certified Faller from the BC Forest Safety Council and are CUA’s or AT’s can apply for the WUAA/HEBC Falling and Bucking Endorsement and do not need to complete the field evaluation. For more information go click here, to go to the Growing Careers page.


Falling & Bucking Endorsement

Posted On: Sunday January 8th, 2012

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

Posted On: Sunday December 18th, 2011

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

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.