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Horticulture (Landscape & Production)


Note: This trade is transitioning to a Pan-Canadian Harmonized program, so it is important that Apprentices understand how that impacts their program path. Details on the transition can be found via the Industry Training Authority link, or contact your trainer for the most current updates.

The Horticulture trade can be divided into two categories, Landscape and Production.

Landscape Horticulturists select, handle and utilize trees, shrubs and ornamental plants and turf grass for the design, development and maintenance of public and private landscaping spaces. They prepare soil and plants, and cultivate, prune and irrigate to maintain plant vigour. Landscape Horticulturists also control plant pests utilizing appropriate integrated pest management techniques. Landscape Horticulturist is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Production Horticulturists grow and market crops in both nursery and/or greenhouse environments. A Production Horticulturist prepares growing mediums and propagates, grades, prunes and prepares plants for distribution. They also control plant pests utilizing appropriate pest management techniques. Production Horticulturist is not a Red Seal designated program.

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Quick Facts

  • Requirements:

    The following education is recommended: Grade 10 equivalent (Grade 12 preferred), including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.


    The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 6 weeks (180 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 5,280 hours of work-based training.


    The Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 3, after 36 weeks of training (refer to the Horticulture Technician trade for details).

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