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8432 – Nursery and greenhouse workers

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.


Index of titles

Example titles

Cannabis trim worker

Cannabis trimmer

Christmas tree shearer

Christmas tree trimmer

Forest assistant nursery

Forest nursery worker

Greenhouse worker

Grower – cannabis

Hand sprayer – greenhouse

Horticulture worker

Horticulturist helper

Hothouse worker

Hydroponics worker

Interior plantscaper

Nursery worker

Plant propagator – greenhouse or nursery

Tree grafter – nursery

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Prepare soil; plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings; graft and bud plants; and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttings

Monitor plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertilizer problems in greenhouse crops

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, the use of various garden tools and products 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 information

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


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