Apprenticeships – Ontario

Green CareersApprenticeship (Ontario) Application Process:

  1. Apprentice application (for you and each of your employees to complete. Make sure proof of age, education and SIN number are included)
  2. Sponsor Agreement– Employer to complete
  3. Trainer Verification – for Employer to complete 1 for each apprentice and submit with each apprentice application

Submit all 3 documents to the MAESD in your area

Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) – Member Application Form (PDF)

Trade Equivalency Process & Resources:

For Returning Apprentices:

For Apprentices who are Completed and Ready to Complete their C of Q Exam resources:

Optional Apprenticeship/Sponsor Registration Form
It is Landscape Ontario’s intention to support all apprentices and employers through the Apprenticeship Journey as it is a very complex process. Please tell us where you are in the process by completing the following form and return to so that we can provide support and assistance to you as needed. Apprenticeship is a gift to the green industry and we want to enable companies to take advantage of this opportunity

Fanshawe College
Apprenticeship programs help make sure that students enjoy themselves in this growing industry. As a student, you’ll receive on-the-job training from an employer in the horticulture industry. You’ll learn how to build and maintain landscapes, gardens and indoor spaces. You’ll also study arboriculture, landscape design, plant identification, and plant production, and business management.

Horticulture Technicial Apprenticeship – Twenty-four-week in-school session (Basic – twelve-week session), (Advanced – twelve-week session)

Mohawk College
Horticulture Technician, Certificate of Apprenticeship (441C) (Stoney Creek Campus)
Make the most of your green thumb in a comprehensive program covering plants, landscaping, water standards and more

University of Guelph Campus at Kemptville
Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship in Horticulture Technician
In this two-year program students fulfill the requirements for both the Diploma in Horticulture and the two levels of academic instruction for the Horticultural Technician Apprenticeship. Students acquire a fundamental plant science background (soil science, plant identification, plant propagation), a grounding in business practices (business management, human resource management), and related practical skills (landscape construction, landscape design, nursery management). Participants are registered with Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) as apprentices, therefore, the work students complete is credited toward their apprenticeship