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Training & Placement Opportunity 

Position: Arborist Ground Worker Training & Paid Work Placement
Type: government-funded training, includes a paid work placement 
Organization: International Society of Arboriculture Ontario Chapter & Ontario Commercial Arborists Assocation & The Career Foundation
Location: Toronto and surrounding area, Ontario

Do you enjoy being outdoors? Are you passionate about trees? Are you looking to acquire an exciting skilled trade with plenty of employment opportunities?

What about becoming an Arborist?

The Career Foundation, the International Society of Arboriculture, Ontario Chapter (ISAO), and the Ontario Commercial Arborists Association (OCAA), in partnership with SkillsAdvance Ontario, are offering an exciting opportunity to participate in an Arborist Ground Worker Training program — all at no cost to you! Training also includes pre-employment workshops and a paid work placement with an arborist company in Ontario. There is no cost for training, and all PPE and safety equipment are provided.


  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week on average
  • Participants must commit to full-time hours (30-40 hours per week) for the duration of the program (November 22, 2021 – March 31, 2022, with a paid work placement in the month of March)
  • Available to attend training in Toronto.

Program Details:

Training runs from November 22, 2021 – March 31, 2022 and includes hands-on, workplace-based technical and soft skills training in the following areas:

  • Skills and Tools of the Trade
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Science of Arboriculture
  • Field Operations & Practices
  • Resumé Writing & Interview Prep
  • Career Planning
  • Paid Industry Work Placement (March 1st-March 31st).

* Classroom workshops will take place virtually this session due to COVID-19 restrictions, while the hands-on technical training portion of the program will be held in person with social distancing protocol respected.

Application and Information Session Details:

To apply, please visit our agency website at Applicants must also register to attend a virtual program information session. Dates and times of the information sessions, along with the sign-up form, can also be found on the website.

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* Attendance to a virtual information session is mandatory for program enrolment.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 12 2021    ID: 61571