Canada Apprentice Loan for Landscape Horticulturists

Posted On: Friday December 26th, 2014

The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.  This loan will be available for Landscape Horticulturist Apprentices, as it is a Red Seal trade. Starting in January 2015, you can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per... Read more »


Climbing Arborist Update

Posted On: Wednesday December 17th, 2014

Start date: January 26th, 2015 at EITI in Mission. EITI is still short the number of students required to launch the Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship program. The program was originally designed for an intake of 20 students per class. Our break-even point is a minimum intake of 14 students. Currently they have 10 students on the... Read more »


Open House @ New Office

Posted On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

Come to the new office for a bit of chat, a glass of good cheer and a tour of the new office space on Thursday, December 18th, from 4 PM to 7 PM. The new address: #102, 19289 Langley Bypass, Surrey, BC V3S 6K1 Located just north of the 192nd St and Hwy 10/Langley... Read more »


We are moving – again!

Posted On: Thursday November 13th, 2014

We will continue to share an office with the BCLNA.  And have an open house before the Christmas break, so you can come and check out the new space. Our new address will be: #102 – 19289 Langley ByPass Surrey, BC V3S 6K1 Phone number and email will remain.


HEBC Transition

Posted On: Thursday October 30th, 2014

On April 29 the provincial government released the review of the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The reportincluded 29 recommendations, including a recommendation to bring the functions of the Industry Training Organizations (ITO’s) within ITA. Following this announcement, the ITA informed all ITOs, including that all Enterprise Partnership Agreements (EPA) would be terminated by October... Read more »



Posted On: Saturday October 18th, 2014

Anne Kadwell has made an exciting career move and is no longer working with us at We wish to thank Anne for her dedicated service.


BC Tree Climbing Championship

Posted On: Friday September 12th, 2014

The BC Tree Climbing Championship is being held at Mundy Park in Coquitlam on September 13th. With the event in its 13th consecutive year, and with momentum building in turnout and support they are introducing some changes particularly with the introduction of an Arborist Education Workshop event. HEBC will be attending, to answer all your... Read more »


UBC Botanical Gardens – Horticulture Training Info Session

Posted On: Tuesday August 19th, 2014

Horticulture Training Info Session A free information session for horticulture students to learn about UBC’s Horticulture Training program.  This foundation program will give you credit towards Level 1 & 2 of the Landscape/Production Horticulture Apprenticeship Program. For more information on UBC’s program, click here.


Climbing Arborist Challenge Exam – No Charge!

Posted On: Monday July 28th, 2014

There are 12 spots left for the Climbing Arborist Challenge Exam.  Here are the details; You must have your Certificate of Qualification as an Arborist Technician Download and complete Application – Certification Challenge form and an Employer Declaration of Work Experienceand/or Statutory Declaration of Work Experience form for each employer you worked for in the climbing arborist trade.... Read more »


HEBC’s Office is moving to Cloverdale

Posted On: Sunday July 27th, 2014

As of July 28th, our office will be moving to the BCLNA office in Cloverdale.  Our new address will be Unit 102 – 5783 176a Street, Surrey, BC V3S 6S6.  Our phone number will remain 604-430-0422, but we will no longer have a fax line.


Red Seal Landscape Challenge Exam Course

Posted On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

HEBC will be hosting a refresher course for the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Challenge exam.  There are only 20 spots available, for this free course. You will have the option to write the exam on July 29th, or arrange your date and location with ITA at a different time. Your challenge application must be submitted... Read more »


Production Challenge Exam – No Fee!

Posted On: Tuesday July 8th, 2014

Get Qualified – Be a Mentor! Be a BC Production Horticulturist Production Horticulturist Challenge Exam Opportunity to write the Certificate of Qualification Exam for free Submit your application to HEBC by June 2nd to be approved Be the first to gain your CofQ in this industry revised program Only 30 seats available Click here to... Read more »