Horticulture Technician Foundation

The program is intended to serve as a common core towards years one and two of Production Horticulturist, Landscape Horticulturist and Arboriculturist (when developed) and enable graduates to follow three possible career paths:

  1. Entry into industry as skilled worker
  2. Academic credits towards second year of 2-year diploma program
  3. Entry into level three of Horticulture (Production & Landscape) Apprenticeship Program

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 139.1 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 465.38 KB)
  • Foundation Profile
  • Describes the training that can be taken to learn more about the trade before becoming an apprentice
  • Download(PDF 54.56 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.