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horticultural technician
 Employer     : Dr. Landscape Inc.
 From         : Canada Job Bank
 City         : Scarborough Job type:  Career
 Region       : ON Hours   :  Full-Time
 Country      : CA Duration:  Permanent
 Deadline     : 3/27/2018
 Education    : University or above Experience:  1 year or less  
 Salary       : $18.00 to $30.00 hourly
 Description  :

Horticultural Technician

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Employer details Dr. Landscape Inc.

Job details

  • Location Scarborough, ON
  • Salary$18.00 to $30.00 hourly for 35 to 60 hours per week
  • Vacancies 2 Vacancies
  • Terms of employment Permanent Full time
  • Start date 2018-03-15
  • Benefits: Group Insurance Benefits, Other Benefits
  • Employment conditions: Day, Evening, Weekend, Early Morning, Morning
  • Job no. 871458
  • Source Job Bank

Job requirements




College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to less than 1 year

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

Horticulturist Trade Certification; Arboriculturists Trade Certification; Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) certification; Landscape Gardener Trade Certification


3 years to less than 5 years

Additional Skills

Write specifications; Read and interpret blueprints; Water and tend to plants, lawns and/or gardens

Area of Specialization

Propagation; Landscape construction; Horticultural consulting; Plant knowledge and identification

Work Setting

Lawn care company; Landscape contractor; Garden centre; Nursery - horticulture

Security and Safety

Driving record check (abstract); Eligible for professional liability insurance; Criminal record check

Own Tools/Equipment

Safety equipment/gear; Steel-toed safety boots; Hard hat; Safety glasses/goggles; Safety vest; Gloves; Ear plugs; Mask

Work Site Environment

Outdoors; Noisy

Transportation/Travel Information

Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Manual dexterity; Attention to detail; Ability to distinguish between colours; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Location Information

Rural area; Work in employer's/client's home; Urban area; Remote location; Various locations; Relocation costs not covered by employer

Computer and Technology Knowledge

MS Excel; MS Word; MS Outlook

Landscaping Experience

Restoration and preservation projects; Residential projects

Personal Suitability

Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication; Client focus; Reliability; Organized

Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills

Examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease; Apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solutions; Direct crews who maintain the health and appearance of golf courses and their surrounding landscapes; Plant and move trees; Apply fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, pesticides and other lawn care products; Plan and co-ordinate the growth and use of plants for landscaping, ornamental uses and other purposes; Plan and construct landscaped environments which may include trees, shrubberies, lawns, fences, decks, patios and other landscape structures; Plant and maintain private and public lawns and gardens; Assess the health of lawns

How to apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

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