Boquist PAL test

Program Starts

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Location
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Jan 3, 2023
Application Fee
Testing Required
Admissions Assistant

Name: Jenny Carpen-Rouget
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2283

Chair Contact

Name: Christine Quist

Documentation Deadline

December 15, 2022.

Note: The program fills up quickly so it is best to send the documentation as soon as possible.


This program runs from January to December (9 months in class and 13 weeks of work experience).

Testing required only if prerequisites are not met.

Applicants must complete a phone interview with the Faculty. Interviews will be booked once all the documents requested in the letter of acknowledgement have been provided.

How to find us? The G. R. Paine Horticultural Training Centre is located at 2324 East Wellington Road, in Nanaimo, BC. To reach the centre, turn from the Nanaimo Parkway onto Jinglepot Road (Jinglepot Intersection near the main VIU campus, not the Jinglepot/Mostar intersection). Follow Jinglepot Road to Holland Road. Turn right onto Holland and continue until you reach East Wellington Road, then turn left. The Horticulture Training Centre is directly across from the Unity Church. There is a G.R. Paine Horticulture Centre sign by the driveway.