A single tree adds a 2% increase in a home’s real estate value. “Journal of Environmental Horticulture”
Why become an apprentice?
- Typically, you are only in school for 6 weeks per level – then you work the rest of the year
- There are tax benefits available to apprentices – starting at $1000 per completed level
Do you have a sponsor/employer?
If you are currently not employed, HEBC can act as your sponsor to assist you, as a new apprentice, with registration to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) of British Columbia. This sponsorship will last for one year upon registration with ITA. HEBC cannot sign off on your work-based hours. So, it is important to transfer sponsorship to your new employer as soon as possible.
HEBC can only act as a sponsor for apprentices wanting to register for the Arborist Technician, Landscape Horticulturist, and Production Horticulturist.
Support for Apprentices
- For information on Financial Assistance available to apprentices, click here.
- For information on Employment Insurance, click here.
- Tax credits are available for all apprentices.
- Canada Apprentice Loan - Available for Red Seal Landscape Apprentices
- Apprentice Job Match - a useful tool to connect you with employers
Click on the links to the left for detailed information on the different apprenticeship programs;
- Arboriculturist Apprenticeship
- Dairy Apprenticeship
- Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship
- Production Horticulturist Apprenticeship
- Utility Arborist Apprenticeship
Learning Resources - must purchase 1 month prior to technical training start date
- Arborist Technician and Climbing Arborist order form
- Landscape Horticulture order form
- Production Horticulture order form (Level 1 & 2)
- Utility Arborist order form