Students Build Career Profile Landscape Designer Food badges: Health, Safety and Environment Holland Code: Create Every plant has its fitness and must be placed in its proper surroundings so as to bring out its full beauty. Therein lies the art of landscaping. Jens Jensen Victor Kulla Huckleberry Landscape Design In A Nutshell I work with customers to design unique and beautiful outdoor areas for their homes and businesses. I estimate costs and create plans that work with the customer’s budget in mind. I manage the team of workers that bring my designs and ideas to life. Swipe Potential Salary Range $42,000 - 60,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan My work is split between creating designs in my office and working on the job site. My office time is when I get my creativity flowing. When I’m on the job site, I get the chance to be hands-on in an energetic and busy environment. Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Create designs to bid for contracts Use AutoCAD and other tools to create a digital mockup Get any permits that are needed to build Help with the actual construction of the landscape Plan the team’s time to make sure the landscape is finished by a set deadline Do final inspections and tours with the customer when the project is finished Education & Training A university degree in landscape architecture is required. Many employers also ask for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. A few schooling options include the Red Seal Horticulture Trade Program and the Canadian Landscape Horticulturist Technician Certification Program. 100all Job Outlook The outlook for this job is good; experts predict that in the rest of the decade, there will be more jobs available than there are people to fill them. Related School Subjects Practical Applied Arts Arts Education Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Gardening Design Outside Construction Plants Important Skills Creativity & Innovation My customers come to me because they want a beautiful design made from trees, shrubs, rocks, fences, walls, and fountains. I must be very innovative to come up with ways to highlight these things in a creative but also beautiful way. Money Management Once I’m told the budget of the project I’m working on, I have to be very clever about working with the money responsibly and not going over that budget. Planning Canadian winters limit my working season, so I need to plan every hour of useable time when it’s nice out to get projects done efficiently and effectively. Leadership Once I’ve designed a landscape, I have a team of workers that I manage to do the construction; I make sure I’m clear and motivating with my leadership so that the work is high quality and done quickly. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Own Boss Work Changes Daily Seasonality Flexible Work Environment Creative Work Similar Careers Flower Farmer & Florist Land Surveyor Horticulturist Arborist Helpful Links What Does a Landscape Designer Do? YouTube - Meet a Landscape Designer Grow Your Future BC BLOOM! Horticulturist, Landscape Career Glossary Budget Mockup Deadline References Landscape Architect in Canada. (2020). Average Landscape Designer Salary in Canada. (2020). What Does a Landscape Designer Do. (2019). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.