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Green CareersStart a rewarding career in landscaping and horticulture!

There are plenty of career opportunities in the field of landscaping & horticulture. We are working closely with provincial Governments, Colleges and Universities, to provide education at the high school and post-secondary school levels that give you the skills you need for a successful career in this industry. The horticulture industry offers:

  • Working outside with nature
  • Huge earning potential with proper training and skills
  • Plenty of career opportunities
  • Lots of variety
  • A job that helps the environment
  • Potential for entrepreneurship

Career Exploration

The Seed Your Future movement was created for YOU! We want to help you find a life-long passion for plants and a rewarding and meaningful career. Perhaps you’re already interested in art, or science, or fashion, or medicine, or technology – or something else. There is a plant job for every one of those interests. Learn more with these resources.

Why should you consider a career in the horticulture and landscape industry?

  • Jobs. If you are interested in a skilled profession, employers in the nursery and landscape industry want you now! Many opportunities exist throughout the country, with positions available in every province.
  • Make A Difference. Working in the horticulture and landscape industry can give you tangible results and immediate satisfaction. The perfect opportunity to see the results from something that you’ve created.
  • Show Me The Money. A skilled landscape industry professional can make a good living and the salary gets even better with experience!
    • Wage Survey Canada – CNLA in partnership with it’s 10 Provincial Associations collected relevant wage rate data to provide industry-driven Labour Market Information (LMI) to employers, employees, the provincial associations, educators and government agencies.
    • Pay Scale Canada – Landscapers
  • Enter Through Different Channels. You can enter the field with:
    • a high school diploma
    • apprenticeship certification
    • Landscape Industry Certification
    • college diploma
    • university degree
    • on-the-job training by your employer.

There are many colleges, universities and provincial associations throughout the country that offer programs for the horticulture and landscape industry.

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