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Landscape Ontario

Site: Halton Office

Service: Get Ready for Opportunities at Work (GROW) Program

Contact Information
Office Phone Toll Free 1-800-265-5656 ext 2308
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Primary Contact Andrea Annis, GROW Program Manager, New Entrant Worker Program; Phone: 1-800-265-5656 ext 2308; Email:
Alternate Contact Katarina Markovic, Lead Training Recruitment and Placement Coordinator-Workforce Development; Phone: 1-800-265-5656 ext 2313; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) An Ontario horticultural trades association
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1973
Primary Executive Sally Harvey, Director of Education & Workforce Development; Phone: 1-800-265-5656 ext 315; Email:
Funding Provincial - Government of Ontario ; Federal - Government of Canada
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) GROW New Entrant Worker Program: 
  • innovative and strategic free training program to close the gap on in-demand jobs/talent requirements identified in the landscape and horticulture industry 
  • 4 Weeks of soft skills and hard skills (employment and technical) training, combined with, 2 weeks of paid job placement, leading into long-term, full-time employment 
  • presently offered in hybrid (combination) of 2 weeks online learning, 2 weeks hands-on skills training and 2 weeks paid placement 
  • free bus service available from Toronto and Hamilton 
  • suitable for individuals interested in pursuing long term careers in the landscape and horticulture industry
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Dates Open enrollment throughout the year
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Hamilton ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas - Durham, York, Toronto, Peel, Halton, Hamilton
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Canadian Citizens of Permanent Residence, unemployed or underemployed with no income, subsidized income, or low income
Application Call Shalini at 1-800-265-5656 ext 2309, or register online for an information session to learn more about the program
Languages English
Fees None ; Free bus service available from Toronto and Hamilton
Transportation Free bus service available from Toronto and Hamilton
Site Information
Located In Community Milton
Address & Map
7856 Fifth Line S
Milton, ON L9T 2X8
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Intersection Fifth Line & Steeles Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Employment / Training
HCSD Sub Heading Work Experience
Service Categories Occupation Specific Job Training ; On the Job Training ; Work Experience

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