Nursery and greenhouse workers - Emploi d'avenir

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Nursery and greenhouse workers

Prepare the soil, plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings and transplant seedlings. Nursery and greenhouse workers also serve nursery and greenhouse customers.

Your green thumb, soft touch and patience will serve you well in tending to trees, shrubs, flowers and plants.

Average salary14$ / hour


Nursery and greenhouse workers plant, cultivate and harvest trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and serve nursery and greenhouse customers. They are employed in indoor and outdoor nurseries and greenhouses.

Main tasks

  • Prepare soil, plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings, graft and bud plants, and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttings
  • Spray trees, shrubs, flowers and plants to prevent disease and pests
  • Position and regulate greenhouse and outdoor irrigation systems to water plants and fields
  • Dig, cut and transplant trees, shrubs, flowers and plants and prepare them for sale
  • Provide information to customers on gardening and the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
  • May operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest and spray fields and plants
  • Maintain inventory and order materials as required
  • Clean working areas.



Horticulture and Garden Centre Operations

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Estrie
  • Outaouais
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Grande région de Québec
  • Grande région de Montréal

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