Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2017-2019)
Minimum 12.50$
Median 16.00$
Maximum 23.86$
Job prospect
(2019-2023)
Employment in 2018
18,000
Skill level
Elemental (generally secondary studies uncompleted)

Occupation targeted by the Workplace Apprenticeship Program

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Nature of work

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, 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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

Employment requirements

  • * Some secondary school education may be required.
  • * A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.

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