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Landscape Ontario announces intake for new entrant training program


November 24, 2020
By Greenhouse Canada

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Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association is inviting applications to a training program for new workers entering the landscape and horticultural trades.

The New Entrant Worker Training program is designed to train eligible new workers to fill in-demand jobs in landscape and horticulture. The program recruits, selects eligible candidates, and provides a four-week training program that focuses on technical and soft skills training, followed by a paid two-week job placement and opportunity for continued employment.

Landscape Ontario says they are now accepting applicants for the Winter 2021 cohorts. Applications are due by December 31, 2020.

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The program is open to individuals who are:

  • 18 years and over;
  • Legally permitted to work in Canada;
  • Unemployed or underemployed or low household income;
  • Wanting to explore a new career opportunity in a growing  profession;
  • Residents in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, or the Kawartha/Muskoka regions.

This program is one of three pilot projects revealed this year under the larger Get Ready for Opportunities at Work (GROW) program provided in partnership with SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) and funded in part by the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario.

Approved participants receive training at no cost.


For more, contact program manager Andrea Annis at aannis@landscapeontario.com

Source: Landscape Ontario