Career Opportunities

Find a career

There are plenty of career opportunities in the field of horticulture. The Landscape industry has worked closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, to provide education at the high school, college and university levels that give individuals the skills they need for a successful career in the industry.

The Horticulture Industry Offers:

benefits
  • Over 130,000 people employed in Canada (more than half in Ontario)
  • The Green Industry enhances the environment more than any other industry
  • 50% of those working in the industry are expected to retire in the next 5-10 years
  • Industry is forecasted to double in size by 2021
  • Find a rewarding career that provides social, health and wellness, environmental and recreation benefits to our communities!

Careers to Consider


Nursery and Field
Crop Production

  • Plant Propagator
  • Inventory Controller
  • Field Worker
  • Field Foreperson
  • Field Superintendent
  • Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Sales Manager
  • Shipping Foreperson
  • Broker

Irrigation Contracting

  • Technician
  • Irrigation Auditor
  • Designer
  • Sales Rep

Grounds Management & Lawn Care

  • Foreperson
  • Crew Leader
  • IPM Supervisor
  • IPM Technician
  • Sales Representative
  • Licensed Pesticide Applicator
  • Estimator
  • Arborist and Utility Arborist
  • Golf Course Technician
  • Equipment Operator
  • Turf Specialist
Garden Centre &
Retail Nursery

  • Buyer
  • Merchandiser
  • Manager
  • Specialist: Perennials, Giftware, Water Garden, Nursery Stock, etc.
  • Salesperson
  • Promotion and Marketing Specialist
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • IPM Specialist

Golf Courses

  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Golf Course Technician
  • Equipment Operator
  • Turf Specialist

Interior Plantscaping

  • Designer
  • Grower
  • Salesperson
  • Construction Foreperson
  • Maintenance Foreperson
  • Crew Member,
Parks and Recreation Systems

  • Executive Director of Parks
  • Operations Manager
  • Superintendent of Parks
  • Horticultural Technician
  • Park Planner
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Horticultural Supervisor
  • Gardener
  • Horticultural Foreperson
  • Landscape Architect
  • IPM Specialist
  • Arborist

Landscape Contracting

  • Estimator
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Designer
  • Manager
  • Construction Foreperson
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Salesperson
  • Stone Mason
  • Carpenter
  • Landscape Technician
Suppliers to the
Trade

  • Seed Specialist
  • Equipment Dealers
  • Supplier Specialist Landscape Designer/Architect
  • Landscape Designer
  • Senior Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Architect
  • Draftsperson
  • Biologist
  • Estimator

Botanical Gardens and Arboretums

  • Writer
  • Plant Propagator
  • IPM Specialist
  • Educational Director
  • Librarian
  • Horticulturist
  • Director
  • Superintendent of Operations
  • Gardener
  • Curator
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Plant Entomologist
  • Conservation Manager
  • Arborist
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Grower
Education, Research and Government

  • Horticulture Teacher: High School, College or University
  • Extension Agent
  • Researcher
  • Horticultural Technician
  • Consultant
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Plant Entomologist
  • Garden Communicator
  • Writer
  • Plant Inspector
  • Horticultural Therapist
  • Garden Media

Floriculture

  • Grower
  • IPM Specialist
  • Production Superintendent
  • Marketing Manager
  • Inventory Controller
  • Buyer
  • Wholesale Florist
  • Salesperson

Construction or Maintenance

  • Stone Mason
  • Carpenter