Horticulture Industry – Links and Resources

Green CareersGovernment Training Support

  • Hiring incentives for employers
    Take advantage of various tax incentives, funding options and programs available for businesses, not-for-profits and public sector organizations who hire students, young innovators and youth talent.
  • Canada Job Grant
    The Canada Job Grant is a program introduced by the federal government in 2013. The program helps Canadians get the training they need for available jobs, by providing up to $15,000 per person for training costs, such as tuition or training materials, including up to $10,000 in federal contributions.
  • Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG)
    Ontario’s workforce is our most valuable asset. As the economic environment evolves, so do the skills needs of employers. Experience shows that employer involvement in training improves business performance.
  • Co-operative Education Tax Credit (Ontario)
    The Co-operative Education Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit. It is available to employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario university or college.

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA)
The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association is a national not-for-profit federation of nine provincial landscape and horticulture associations representing over 3,800 members in the landscape, retail garden centre, and nursery sectors.

Canadian Standard

Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS) First Edition
The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects are pleased to announce the release of the Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS) First Edition. For the first time, there is a national guideline to set the standard of landscape work in every province across the country. The CLS is an important resource for any student in pursuit of a career in landscape horticulture, landscape architecture and design, municipal planning and procurement, and parks departments.


EverGreen Canada
To help create greener, more sustainable cities, we focus on four key areas: Greenspace, Children, Food and CityWorks


International Society of Arboriculture, Ontario Chapter ISAO
Their mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.


Ontario Agri-Food Education (OAFE)
Registered charity dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the importance of an agriculture and food system. The primary business of OAFE is to provide high quality, objective, and relevant agriculture and food related learning materials and services for Ontario educators to enhance the learning experiences of students in Ontario classrooms

Tree Canada

Tree Canada
Tree Canada develops programs in partnership with the private and public sectors, communities and individual Canadians, to maintain a healthy environment through sustaining urban and rural forests