Landscape Ontario

Site: Milton

Service: Horticultural Technician Apprenticeship

Record #: OAK0426
Last Full Update: 11 Oct 2022

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-875-1805
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5656
E-Mail info@horticulturetechnician.ca
Website www.horticulturetechnician.ca
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Primary Contact Christy Sebastian, Apprenticeship Program Pathways & Registration Specialist; Phone: 1-800-265-5656 ext 2318; Email: csebastian@landscapeontario.com

Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1973
Primary Executive Courtney McCann, Director of Education & Workforce Development; Phone: 647-385-4028; Email: cmccann@landscapeontario.com
Funding Provincial - Government of Ontario ; Federal - Government of Canada

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Workplace-based training provided under the direction of experienced mentors and trainers, combined  
with classroom training 
* the Ontario government pays for almost 85% of classroom training, supports apprentices with grants and some apprentices are eligible for EI grants during classroom training 
* approximately 80% of the training happens on-­the­-job with an employer and the other 20% is completed in school over two 12-week winter semesters 
* once registered, apprentices typically take between 4­-6 years to complete their training and certification requirements 
 
The Benefits: 
* Financial Incentives throughout the process; apprentices are eligible for over $4,000 in grants 
* Hands on training that will develop a deeper knowledge of the profession 
* Cost effective, the Ministry covers 85% of the in­-class training 
* Upon completion the Apprentice will obtain a Red Seal Journey-person Class designation (eligible to practice the trade across Canada) 
 
Your Commitment: 
* Training with an employer for over 5,400 hours (3-5 years) 
* Completing a 12-­week (basic) in-­class training session at a training provider (Tuition fee applies) 
* Completing a 12­-week (advanced) in­-class training session at a training provider (Tuition fee applies) 
* Completing a skills sign­-off Training Standard Book of required skills on-the-job with your employer 
* Completing a Certificate of Qualification Exam at the end of the apprenticeship
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Dates Open enrollment throughout the year
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Hamilton ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas - Durham, York, Toronto, Peel, Halton, Hamilton
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
* have legal permission to work in Canada 
* a minimum of grade 12 high school diploma or equivalent ­(international designations must provide Canadian equivalency) 
* employed in the Horticultural Sector in Ontario 
* must be registered with the MTCU and OCOT
Application To register and for more information, contact Christy Sebastian at csebastian@landscapeontario.com
Languages English
Fees None ; Free bus service available from Toronto and Hamilton
Transportation Free bus service available from Toronto and Hamilton

Site Information

Located In Community Milton
Address & Map
7856 Fifth Line S
Milton, ON L9T 2X8
Intersection Fifth Line & Steeles Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Employment / Training
HCSD Sub Heading Apprenticeship
Service Categories Apprenticeship Training ~ Agricultural/Forestry and Related Occupations

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