8432- Nursery and greenhouse workers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Nursery and greenhouse workers

Job Description: 

Nursery and greenhouse workers plant, cultivate and harvest trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and serve nursery and greenhouse customers. They are employed in indoor and outdoor nurseries and greenhouses.

Main Duties: 

Nursery and greenhouse workers perform some or all of the following duties:

Prepare soil; plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings; graft and bud plants; and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttings
Spray trees, shrubs, flowers and plants to prevent disease and pests
Position and regulate greenhouse and outdoor irrigation systems to water plants and fields
Dig, cut and transplant trees, shrubs, flowers and plants and prepare them for sale
Provide information to customers on gardening and the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
May operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest and spray fields and plants
Maintain inventory and order materials as required
Clean working areas.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school may be required.
Completion of college courses in horticulture or a related field may be required.
On-the-job training is provided.
A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to supervisory positions, such as greenhouse supervisor, is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services (8255)
General farm workers (8431)
Harvesting labourers (8611)
Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (8612)
Managers in horticulture (0822)
Silviculture and forestry workers (8422)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X