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
Cannabis trim worker
Christmas tree shearer
Christmas tree trimmer
Forest assistant nursery
Forest nursery worker
Grower – cannabis
Hand sprayer – greenhouse
Plant propagator – greenhouse or nursery
Tree grafter – nursery
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.
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.
Progression to supervisory positions, such as greenhouse supervisor, is possible with experience.
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