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Nursery and greenhouse workers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 8432

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.

Job Duties for Nursery and greenhouse workers

  • Prepare soil; plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings; graft and bud plants; and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttings
  • Monitor plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertilizer problems in greenhouse crops
  • 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, the use of various garden tools and products 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.

Working Conditions for Nursery and greenhouse workers

Work is performed outdoors or in greenhouses. Temperatures may be quite high or low depending on the season and work may become exhausting.

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  • Horticulture Worker
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  • Hothouse Worker
  • Hydroponics Worker
  • Nursery Worker
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  • Line Leader / Greenhouse Line Lead
  • Greenhouse General Labour
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