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8612 – Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers perform work to assist in the construction of landscapes and related structures, and to maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, landscaped interiors and other landscaped areas. They are employed by landscaping and lawn care companies, golf courses, cemeteries, and landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments.


Index of titles

Example titles

Bulb planter – landscaping

Campground maintenance worker

Cemetery labourer

Cemetery worker

Chemical applicator – lawn care

Gardener helper

Gardening helper

Golf course labourer

Golf course worker

Grass cutter

Grave digger

Greens worker

Greenskeeper helper

Grounds maintainer

Grounds maintenance labourer

Grounds maintenance worker



Groundsperson – campground

Landscape gardener helper

Landscape gardening helper

Landscape labourer

Landscape worker

Lawn care labourer

Lawn care worker

Lawn mower

Lawn-mowing worker

Park maintenance labourer

Park maintenance worker

Plant care worker

Plant doctor helper

Snow shoveller – grounds maintenance

Sod layer

Sod laying labourer

Stadium groundskeeper

Transplanter – landscape maintenance

Tree pruner – landscaping

Tree sprayer

Tree surgeon helper

Tree trimmer – landscaping

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Spread top soil, lay sod, plant flowers, grass, shrubs and trees and perform other duties to assist with the construction of a landscape and related structures

Cut grass, rake, aerate, dethatch, fertilize and water lawns, weed gardens, prune shrubs and trees and perform other maintenance duties as directed by supervisor

Maintain lawns and grass along roadsides

Operate and maintain power mowers, tractors, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws, snowblowers and other landscape maintenance equipment

Spray and dust trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens, as directed, to control insects and disease

Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments.

Employment requirements

Some secondary school education may be required.

A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.

Additional information

Progression to technical or supervisory occupations in landscaping and horticulture is possible with additional training or experience.


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