Nursery & Greenhouse Worker

Production

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Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too

William Cowper
Nursery & Greenhouse Worker

In A Nutshell

I help grow healthy and safe food for Canadians to eat. 

I check and adjust systems in greenhouses that keep plants growing their best. 

I help plant, maintain, and harvest plants throughout the growing period

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Potential Salary Range

$11.45 - 25.00 Hourly

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
Alberta
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Nunavut NU
Nunavut
Northwest Territories NWT
Northwest Territories
Ontario ON
Ontario
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Quebec
Saskwatchewan SK
Saskwatchewan
Yukon Territories YT
Yukon Territories

Working in a greenhouse is like no other workplace. It’s a bright and warm environment filled with greenery, and it's such a great place to work 

Workplace

Indoor / Outdoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Maintain plants throughout the growing season
  • Understand watering and fertilizing requirements of plants and make sure these needs are being met
  • Identify health concerns in plants and prune and train them to grow in a healthy way
  • Record notes about plants and communicate observations to management
  • Work in a team to plant and harvest plants
  • Clean and disinfect the greenhouse between seasons to prevent any diseases from reoccurring

Education & Training

  • While no post-secondary education is required for this role, a college diploma or university degree in agriculture or food production may help employees advance within an organization.
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Job Outlook

    The outlook for this position is considered fair. Experts predict that there will be approximately the same number of job openings as there are people to fill them.  

Related School Subjects

Science
Practical Applied Arts
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Vegetables Growing Plants

Important Skills

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Detail-Oriented

When working in a greenhouse, it’s very important to have an eye for detail so that any issues plants develop are noticed and dealt with right away. 

Independence

While I often work with a team, it’s helpful to feel comfortable working independently because a lot of tasks like pollinating and watering only require one person.  

Physical

Greenhouse work can be physically demanding. There’s heavy lifting, walking up and down rows, cleaning, and other hands-on responsibilities. 

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Adaptability

Plans change pretty regularly in a greenhouse based on what the plants require and what resources we have, so being able to adapt to these changes is really important.  

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The Best Things About This Job Are…

Working With A Team
Routine Work
Opportunities for Advancement & Promotion
Making a Difference in the World