Agricultural Workforce Transition – Greenhouse Technician PBLMT



This project targets agricultural workers who had been impacted by the ban on mink farming in BC as well as those who had been affected by flooding of the Fraser Valley region in Fall 2021. Individuals who had immigrated to Canada and have prior experience in horticulture or agriculture are welcome to apply.

Funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, this program provides 22 weeks of training, including 16 weeks of occupational skills training, 4 weeks of practicum with local employers, and 2 weeks of follow-up/employment support. Jobs in the Greenhouse sector are

an in-demand occupation. Graduates of the program can work in nurseries, on farms, in greenhouses, at garden centers, and in landscaping in positions such as Nursery Worker, IPM Assistant, Harvester, and Grower’s Assistant.


Cohort 4: June 19 – November 17, 2023


•Canadian Citizen, PR or Protected Refugee (with court's decision), and

•Legally entitled to work in Canada, and

• Unemployed or Precariously Employed, and

• Have CLB English language proficiency Level 5, and

• Referred by a WorkBC Centre with an Action Plan, and

• Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or

•Reachback, have had an EI Benefit within the previous 60 months, or

•Have earned more than $2,000 in insurable earnings and have paid

Employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years

(Note: the 5 years do not have to be consecutive years) or

• BCEA PWD status, or

• BCEA Income Assistance Recipient


• Free training funded by the government

• up to $638 per week living allowance (administered by WorkBC)

• Personal Protective Equipment provided

• Employability and Skills for Success (Essential Skills) Training

• Workplace Safety Certification for Emergency First Aid Level 1, WHMIS,

Forklift, Food Safe, Fall Protection, and Ladder Safety, Mental Health First Aid

• Work Experience Placement (4 weeks)

• Follow up and job search support


• Introduction to BC’s Agriculture & Horticulture

• Greenhouse Hydroponics and environmental control & monitoring

• Irrigation System

• Crop Production and Plant Health Analysis

• Integrated Pest Management

• Agri-business principles

• Occupational Health and Safety

• Pesticide Application (Open Field & Greenhouse)


Charlotte at 604-596-7722 ext. 601

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