Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

NOC
8612

Assist in landscape construction and maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks and other landscaped areas.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

166
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$21.58
High

Median Salary

$11,554
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

1,961
 

% Working Full Time

79%
 

% Working Full Year

21%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers perform work to assist in the construction of landscapes and related structures, and to maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, landscaped interiors and other landscaped areas. They are employed by landscaping and lawn care companies, golf courses, cemeteries, and landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments.

Main Duties

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Spread top soil, lay sod, plant flowers, grass, shrubs and trees and perform other duties to assist with the construction of a landscape and related structures
  • Cut grass, rake, aerate, dethatch, fertilize and water lawns, weed gardens, prune shrubs and trees and perform other maintenance duties as directed by supervisor
  • Maintain lawns and grass along roadsides
  • Operate and maintain power mowers, tractors, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws, snowblowers and other landscape maintenance equipment
  • Spray and dust trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens, as directed, to control insects and disease
  • Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments.

Also Known As

  • bulb planter - landscaping
  • cemetery labourer
  • gardening helper
  • golf course worker
  • grass cutter
  • grounds maintenance worker
  • landscape labourer
  • park maintenance labourer
  • park maintenance worker
  • sod layer
  • transplanter - landscape maintenance
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be 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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12.7%
Female
87.3%
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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33.5%
15-24
18.0%
25-34
11.0%
35-44
17.5%
45-54
16.3%
55-64
3.7%
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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26.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
49.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
7.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
10.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
6.2%
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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47.5%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
17.8%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
9.6%
Public administration
25.1%
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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13.20%
Northeast
28.20%
Southeast
29.60%
Southwest
21.70%
Central
7.30%
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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$13,090
Northeast
$13,983
Southeast
$13,959
Southwest
$13,060
Central
$12,622
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

Southeast

$14.65
$12.00
Low
$18.65
High

Southwest

$14.65
$12.00
Low
$24.00
High

Central

$16.00
$12.50
Low
$21.58
High
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

$11,554

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$25,260

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

New Brunswick

$11,554

Newfoundland

$14,319

Prince Edward Island

$12,927

Nova Scotia

$12,676

Canada

$14,466
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

166
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

168
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

497
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-40
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

537