April 4, 2024
Pre-apprenticeship Loyalist College
Start date: July 15, 2024

The Horticultural Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ont., combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction, allowing students to earn while they learn and preparing them for in-demand careers.

This free training program gives you everything you need to get started — from safety gear, tools and PPE, to help with transportation and subsidies for accommodations. The program is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development and is delivered by Landscape Ontario in partnership with Loyalist College.

Gain hands-on experience, industry knowledge, and the technical skills you need to begin your career in the horticulture industry!

Program details:

  • Pre-Employment and Health & Safety Training: July 15 - August 2, 2024
  • Paid Work Placements: August 5 - November 1, 2024
  • Level 1 Horticulture Technician Apprenticeship Training: November 4, 2024 - February 7, 2025
  • Secondary Trade Exposure (Carpentry): February 10 - February 21, 2025
  • Job Readiness and Job Matching: February 24 - March 7, 2025

Benefits of the program:

  • Attend Apprenticeship Level 1 Training at no cost
  • Receive free tools and personal protective equipment
  • Earn First Aid & CPR certification
  • Earn while you learn with paid work placements
  • Learn from industry professionals
  • Open the doors to endless opportunities in the landscape horticulture trade
  • Register as an apprentice upon completion

Program eligibility:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Completed grade 12 or equivalent
  • Be legally allowed to work in Canada
  • Be unemployed or employed less than 20 hrs per week
Those selected will be contacted to participate in a 30 minute interview.

For more information:
1-800-265-5656, ext. 2328

Are you an employer interested in hiring a participant for their work placement? Learn more here, or contact:
1-800-265-5656, ext. 2328