Landscape Horticulturalist


$24,288 - $40,320



At a glance

Landscape Technicians understand and apply the design, maintenance, construction, and installation of soft and hard landscaping. They study, grow, tend, and transplant flowers, shrubbery, trees, and other plants, and perform various landscape construction duties.

Another important job requirement is the study of conditions affecting plant growth. Also, because many plants are grown in controlled environments, landscape technicians often practice their trade indoors (greenhouses).

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Work environment

Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.

Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience. (Source: Apprenticeship Manitoba Handbook and Manitoba Prospects)

  • Landscape construction companies
  • Nurseries/greenhouses
  • Garden centres
  • Yard and tree care companies
  • Golf courses
  • Public parks
  • Other horticulture and gardening-related fields

Other conditions: outdoors, indoors

Mini Skills Assessment

If you answer YES to the questions below, then a career as a Landscape Horticulturist may be for you!

  • Do you have a strong interest in plants and gardens?
  • Do you like work that uses your creative skills?
  • Are you in good shape?
  • Do you work well with your hands?
  • Are you an analytical thinker?

Essential Skills Profiles

The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones.


Below you will find the annual salaries for apprentices and journeypersons for a Landscape Horticulture.

Minimum for Apprentices

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba


Average for Journey Persons

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

$34,560 - $40,320

Manitoba Prospects 2013


$25, 100/$34, 100

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Landscape Horticulturalist

Program Length (Minimum Years)

3 years

Level Requirements

Required Hours for each level (L)

L1: 1, 700 hours L2: 1, 700 hours L3: 1, 700 hours

Technical Training/Year (weeks in class)

Y1: 11 weeks Y2: 11 weeks Y3: 11 weeks

Additional Licensing


Trades Qualification Requirements (minimum experience required)

Minimum years of experience required

(within last 10 years)

4.5 years

Minimum hours experience required

7, 650 hours

Practical Exam required


Compulsory Apprenticeship/Certificate of Qualifications required to work


Red Seal Trade available


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