Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship

Program Description

You are welcome to attend a free information session to speak to an advisor in person.

imageIf you are considering a career in the landscape industry or are currently working as a landscaper, becoming an apprentice would be the first step to your Journeyperson certification.

The Burnaby School District’s Community & Continuing Education office is an authorized industry training provider of Common Core Level 1 and Common Core Level 2 for the Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship.

The course fee covers all textbooks and materials.

Financial support and guidance

  • Landscape Horticulturist is now a Red Seal Trade — see Industry Training Authority ( for details.
  • Most students will qualify for financial support through the federal government’s employment insurance (EI) program; applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the start of class. Visit the Service Canada website for details.
  • For information about grants and tax credits available for this apprenticeship program, see the attached file from
  • Apprenticeship student loans are available at Apprentice Loans.
  • Hort Education BC provides guidance to apprentices and will sponsor students for the first level (Common Core Level 1). Visit the Hort Education BC website for details.
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Current Course Offerings

PREREQUISITES – Students should meet all the following prerequisites before registering:

  • Grade 10 English or equivalent
  • Physically fit
  • Students entering Level 1 must either attend an information session or email the program coordinator Karen Flynn ( for details on Industry Training Authority (ITA BC) and Employment Insurance (EI) registration

Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.

Course ID 1005-2
Course Cost
Course Schedule
30 sessions
2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Feb-26
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Course Location
Riverway West School
4340 Carson Street
Registration by phone or in person
Refund policy