Landscape Horticulturist Interprovincial Program Guide 2010

The CCDA Executive Committee recognizes this Interprovincial Program Guide as the national curriculum for the occupation of Landscape Horticulturist.

2010 – Interprovincial Program Guide

Disponible en français sous le titre : Horticulteur-paysagiste/horticultrice-paysagiste

NOC: 2225

Designation Year: 2008

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User Guide

The IPG user guide includes an overview of IPG in general and the Essential Skills Profiles.


Jurisdictions have long recognized the benefit of pooling resources in the development and maintenance of apprenticeship training standards. A successful example of this is the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program itself. Essential to the establishment of standards is the development of suitable training systems and programs which enable tradespeople to acquire certification based on these standards. While certification is the responsibility of Apprenticeship administrators throughout Canada, the development and delivery of technical training is the responsibility of jurisdictions.

In 1999, work to develop common training for apprenticeship programs within the Atlantic Provinces began. To date, 22 Curriculum Standards have been developed through the Atlantic Standards Partnership (ASP) project to assist programming staff and instructors in the design and delivery of technical training. Similarly, the CCDA embarked on a process for the development of national IPGs for the Boilermaker, Carpenter and Sprinkler System Installer trades. At its January 2005 strategic planning session, the CCDA identified developing common training standards as one of the key activities in moving towards a more cohesive apprenticeship system.

With the support of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), several provinces and territories have partnered to build on the ASP and the CCDA processes to further develop IPGs to be used across the country. This partnership will create efficiencies in time and resources and promote consistency in training and apprentice mobility.


The CCDA Executive Committee and the Interprovincial Program Guide Working Group wishes to acknowledge the contributions of the following industry and instructional representatives who participated in the development of this document.

  • Martial Beaudoin - New Brunswick
  • Leslie Cornell - Saskatchewan
  • David Davidson - British Columbia
  • Guy Dowhy - Manitoba
  • Jeff Foley - British Columbia
  • Michael Gallant - Prince Edward Island
  • James Houldsworth - Manitoba
  • Doreen Layman - Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Jeff Morton - Nova Scotia
  • Ben Scholten - New Brunswick

In addition to the representatives above, various federal, provincial and territorial representatives contributed to the development of this document including Nancy Eller representing the host province of Manitoba.

As this program guide will be amended periodically, comments or suggestions for improvement should be directed to:

Trades and Apprenticeship Division
Labour Market Integration Directorate
Employment and Social Development Canada
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV, 6th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0J9

IPG Glossary of Terms

To put in good working order; regulate; bring to a proper state or position.
The use to which something is put and/or the circumstance in which you would use it.
A feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait.
A part that can be separated from or attached to a system; a segment or unit.
To state the meaning of (a word, phrase, etc.).
To give a verbal account of; tell about in detail.
To analyze or identify a problem or malfunction.
To make plain or clear; illustrate; rationalize.
To point out or name objectives or types.
To translate information from observation, charts, tables, graphs, and written material.
To keep in a condition of good repair or efficiency.
A means or manner of doing something that has procedures attached to it.
How an object works; to control or direct the functioning of.
A prescribed series of steps taken to accomplish an end.
The reason for which something exists or is done, made or used.
Routine inspection and replacement of worn or deteriorating parts.
An act or business function provided to a customer in the course of one’s profession. (e.g., haircut).
Within a procedure, the manner in which technical skills are applied.
v. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality.
n. A way of examining something to determine its characteristics or properties, or to determine whether or not it is working correctly.
To follow a systematic procedure to identify and locate a problem or malfunction and its cause.
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