Job requirements Landscape Architectural Technician near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what you typically need to work as a landscape architectural technician near Vancouver (BC). These requirements are applicable to all Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (NOC 2225).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of a university or college program in agronomy, arboriculture, horticulture, landscaping, landscape design or landscape technology is usually required.
  • Experience as a landscape and grounds maintenance labourer may be required for golf course superintendents, landscape gardeners and landscapers.
  • An apprenticeship program is available for horticulturists, arboriculturists and landscape gardeners.
  • A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body is required to use the title of Professional Technologist.

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.

  • If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
  • If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Canada
British Columbia Arborist Technician Regulated (voluntary) Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Horticultural Technician Foundation Regulated (voluntary) Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Horticulturalist (production) Regulated (voluntary) Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Landscape Horticulturalist Regulated (voluntary) Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Tree Assessor (dangerous Trees) Regulated (compulsory) Western Forestry Contractors’ Association

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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