Landscaping operations






Agriculture et pêches

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1035 Hours


Program approved in 2008.

The Landscaping Operations program prepares students to practise the trade or occupation of landscape worker.

Landscape workers are employed by landscapers, municipalities, government departments and nurseries. After working for a few years, some may even start up their own business.

Landscape workers install gardens and maintain grounds. They also build wooden structures such as benches, arbours and pergolas, build stone walls and rock gardens, and install concrete features such as walkways and patios.

Landscape workers work with inert and living materials such as flowers, trees and shrubs. They are concerned with sustainable development and use pesticides in conformity with legislation as part of an integrated pest management program.

Landscape workers generally work in teams, referring to plans and specifications and using tools and machinery. They operate excavators and compacting equipment and handle measuring instruments and hand tools. Their work may require them to communicate with clients, suppliers and other workers.

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin in a specific program of study, who hold a Training Certificate in a Semiskilled Trade, and who earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in general education in the adult sector
Persons who are 15 years of age or older on June 30 of the school year preceding their admission to a pilot project involving concurrent general education and practical training, who have attained vocational maturity and who have earned their Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. By means of concurrent admission with an integrated schedule, they will continue their vocational training and their general education in the youth sector to complete the Secondary III prerequisites they need to obtain their vocational training diploma. Authorization by the Ministère is required for the concurrent admission of a student in Secondary III to the programs of study.

New Frontiers SB
Vocational training centre

C.F.P. Châteauguay Valley

GroupStatusD/WStart date
Sept 2019
DJul 02, 2019

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
704592Use pesticides outdoors30
706202Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process30
706214Maintain horticultural tools, equipment and machinery and operate machinery60
706222Take measurements and make estimates30
706233Interpret plans, specifications and technical documentation45
706241Communicate in the workplace15
706252Differentiate plants30
706266Landscape a site90
706277Maintain grounds105
706284Install irrigation and lighting systems60
706294Build concrete structures60
706308Build mortarless structures using stone and concrete products120
706312Build mortared stone structures30
706327Build wooden structures105
706331Use job search techniques15
706344Build and maintain a water and a rock garden60
706353Produce a sketch for a residential landscape design45
706365Enter the workforce75
754992Ensure health, safety and physical well-being on construction sites30