Students Think Career Profile Nursery & Greenhouse Worker Food badges: Production Holland Code: Build Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too William Cowper 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 Swipe Potential Salary Range $11.45 - 25.00 Hourly Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan 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. 100all 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 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. adaptability-transformation-adjust-change-mutation-revolotion 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. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Working With A Team Routine Work Opportunities for Advancement & Promotion Making a Difference in the World Similar Careers Agronomist Horticulturist Crop Farmer Helpful Links YouTube - Keeping Workers Safe at Ontario Greenhouses YouTube - Nursery and Greenhouse Manager Career Video Greenhouse Worker Job Description Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Factsheet Career Glossary Pollinating Fertilizing References Greenhouse Worker. (2020). Greenhouse Jobs. (No Date). 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.