The Landscape Industry Certified Retail Horticulturist program is designed for employees in the horticulture industry who are involved in the technical application of skill and knowledge.
Update: You have been waiting patiently for the new Landscape Industry Certified Retail Horticulturist exam. It will soon be arriving at a test site near you! The revised exam was based on an occupational analysis to ensure candidates are being tested on the tasks that are most important to their jobs. The test remains a combination of written and practical components. Many stations remain the same, such as Plant ID and Pruning. There are new and revised stations as well, including Plant Health, Signage, and Customer Service. All together the practical exam will remain a full day of testing and candidates will need to earn a 70% or higher on each station.
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There are plenty of career opportunities in the field of horticulture. The Landscape industry has worked closely with the Ministries of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), to provide education at the high school, college and university levels that give individuals the skills they need for a successful career in the industry.
Recognizing Canadian companies that raise the level of professionalism in the landscape industry. 2016 awards ceremony to be held in Kelowna, BC this August.
Canada’s coast to coast, three-day celebration of National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day.
National Tree Day
A day set-aside to celebrate Canada's greatest natural resource. Happens the Wednesday of National Forest Week in September.
Minimum standards for the nursery industry, for use by students, educators and professionals.
An independent industry body with a mandate to administer nursery certification programs in Canada.