Landscape & Horticulture Technician/Specialist
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Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists include those who survey and assess landscapes; draw sketches and build models of landscape designs; construct and maintain graders, parks, golf courses and other landscaped environments; advise clients on issues related to horticulture such as irrigation; breed, cultivate and study plants; and treat injured and diseased trees and plants. They are employed by landscape designers and contractors, lawn service and tree care establishments, golf courses, nurseries and greenhouses, and municipal, provincial and national parks, or they may be self-employed (National Occupational Classification).
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- ECO Canada career profile - Horticulturist
- ECO Canada career profile - Arborist
- Sokanu: Landscaper - occupational info and videos
- Sokanu: Horticulturist - occupational info and videos
- Sokanu: Arborist - occupational info and videos
Completion of a university or college program agronomy, aboriculture, horticulture, landscaping, landscape design or landscape technology is usually required. In Manitoba, trade certification is available for landscape horticulturists. The Province of Manitoba dictates requirements for arborists. A training course is available through the University of Manitoba.
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
- Manitoba Arborist Training
- Plant Science Department
- School of Agriculture - Diploma in Agriculture
Exploring Other Education Options
- Landscape Horticulturist - Manitoba Trades
- Horticultural Production - Assiniboine Community College
- Prairie Horticulture Certificate
- Post Secondary Horticultural and Landscape Educational Listings for Canada - GreenCareersCanada.ca
- Search Education Directories
Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Canadian Occupational Projection System -Landscape and Horticulture Technician - Gov. of Canada
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association
- Canadian Horticultural Council
- Canadian Institute of Forestry
- Landscape Industry Certified Technician - includes lists of certified technicians
- International Society of Arboriculture
- International Society of Arboriculture - Prairie Chapter
- Botanic Gardens Conservation International
- Canadian Golf Superintendents Association
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Manitoba Horticultural Association
- Manitoba Master Gardener
- Western Canada Turfgrass Association
- National Horticulture Associations - from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
- Flowers Canada Growers
- Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
- The Canadian Greenhouse Conference - a non-profit and event
- Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association
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