Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

NOC
2225

Assess, design and construct landscapes; breed, cultivate and advise clients on issues related to plants; treat injured and diseased trees and plants.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

27
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$18,100
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

212
 

% Working Full Time

91%
 

% Working Full Year

24%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes those who survey and assess landscapes; draw sketches and build models of landscape designs; construct and maintain gardens, parks, golf courses and other landscaped environments; advise clients on issues related to horticulture such as irrigation; breed, cultivate and study plants; and treat injured and diseased trees and plants. They are employed by landscape designers and contractors, lawn service and tree care establishments, golf courses, nurseries and greenhouses, and municipal, provincial and national parks, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Arborists and tree service technicians examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease, and apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solutions.
  • Golf course superintendents direct crews who maintain the health and appearance of golf courses and their surrounding landscapes, plant and move trees, and apply fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides.
  • Horticulturists plan and co-ordinate the growth and use of plants for landscaping, ornamental uses and other purposes.
  • Landscape designers and landscape architectural technicians and technologists survey and assess sites, prepare drawings, sketches and reports and perform other duties to assist landscape architects in designing landscaped environments.
  • Landscape gardeners plant and maintain private and public lawns and gardens.
  • Landscapers plan and construct landscaped environments which may include trees, shrubberies, lawns, fences, decks, patios and other landscape structures.
  • Lawn care specialists visit clients, assess the health of lawns, and apply fertilizer, pesticides and other lawn care products.

Also Known As

  • arborist
  • golf course superintendent
  • greenskeeper
  • horticultural technician
  • horticulture specialist
  • horticulturist
  • hydroponics technician
  • landscape architectural technician
  • landscape designer
  • landscape gardener
  • landscape technician
  • landscaper
  • lawn care specialist
  • tree service technician
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a university or college program in agronomy, arboriculture, horticulture, landscaping, landscape design or landscape technology is usually required.
  • Experience as a landscape and grounds maintenance labourer may be required for golf course superintendents, landscape gardeners and landscapers.
  • An apprenticeship program is available for horticulturists, arboriculturists and landscape gardeners.
  • Trade certification for landscape horticulturists is available, but voluntary, in all provinces.
  • A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body is required to use the title of Professional Technologist.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified landscape horticulturists upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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33.3%
Female
66.7%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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13.2%
15-24
15.8%
25-34
7.9%
35-44
29.0%
45-54
29.0%
55-64
5.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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8.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
29.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
18.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
32.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
10.8%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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47.2%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
19.4%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
11.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
22.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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16.70%
Northeast
25.00%
Southeast
30.60%
Southwest
13.90%
Central
13.90%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$13,914
Northeast
$24,694
Southeast
$20,967
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$18,100

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$43,382

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$18,100

Newfoundland

$26,415

Prince Edward Island

$18,644

Nova Scotia

$21,117

Canada

$25,812
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

27
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

24
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

80
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

78