Contractors and supervisors of landscaping and related services

Contractors and supervisors of landscaping and related services

NOC
8255

- Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

Oversee and coordinate the activities of nursery and greenhouse workers or landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers. They may own a contracting business.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

28
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.73
$12.00
Low
$21.00
High

Median Salary

$32,975
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

427
 

% Working Full Time

96%
 

% Working Full Year

47%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes landscaping and grounds maintenance contractors, who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Nursery and Greenhouse Workers (8432) and Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers (8612). They are employed by landscaping companies, cemeteries, lawn care and tree service companies, nurseries and greenhouses and by landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments.

Main Duties

Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, interior plantscapes and other landscaped areas
  • Tender bids on contracts for landscaping and grounds maintenance work
  • Plan and estimate the materials and labour requirements for individual contracts
  • Organize the planting and maintenance of trees, gardens, lawns, shrubs and hedges and the construction and installation of fences, decks, patios, walkways and retaining walls
  • Establish work schedules and procedures and co-ordinate activities with other work units
  • Resolve work-related problems and prepare and submit progress and other reports
  • Requisition supplies and materials
  • Maintain financial and personnel records
  • Hire staff and train workers in job duties and company policies
  • May manage operations of own company
  • May provide snow removal services during winter months
  • May perform the same duties as workers supervised.

Also Known As

  • greenhouse supervisor
  • grounds maintenance contractor
  • groundskeeping supervisor
  • horticulture workers supervisor
  • interior plantscaping contractor
  • landscaping contractor
  • landscaping foreman/woman
  • landscaping supervisor
  • lawn care contractor
  • nursery foreman/woman
  • park maintenance supervisor
  • tree service contractor
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • A college diploma, specialized courses or industry-related training and certification in landscaping and horticulture are usually required.
  • Experience as a landscape or horticulture supervisor or as a landscape or horticulture technician is required.
  • Experience in the type of work supervised is required.
  • A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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

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7.0%
Female
93.0%
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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8.6%
15-24
17.3%
25-34
27.2%
35-44
21.0%
45-54
18.5%
55-64
7.4%
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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14.5%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
31.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
18.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
22.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
13.3%
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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60.0%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
11.3%
Public administration
10.0%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
18.8%
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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9.90%
Northeast
29.60%
Southeast
28.40%
Southwest
24.70%
Central
7.40%
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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$30,031
Northeast
$35,897
Southeast
$27,941
Southwest
$34,404
Central
$42,732
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

$32,975

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$52,363

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

New Brunswick

$32,975

Newfoundland

$30,512

Prince Edward Island

$17,158

Nova Scotia

$20,500

Canada

$30,829
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

28
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

25
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

95
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

7
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

88