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Horticulturists

OaSIS code 22114.03

Horticulturists conduct experiments and studies of fruits and flowers to develop and improve plant varieties and production methods.

Overview

Also known as

  • Horticultural technician
  • Horticulture specialist
  • Horticulturist

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan and coordinate the growth and use of plants for landscaping, ornamental uses and other purposes.

Additional information

  • The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Biological technologists and technicians (22110)
  • Managers in horticulture (80021)
  • Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services (82031)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

221 – Technical occupations related to natural sciences

Minor group

2211 – Technical occupations in life sciences

Unit group

22114 – Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

Occupational profile

22114.03 – Horticulturists

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Applying New Knowledge
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Coworkers
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
3 - Moderate Level
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
1 - Very little time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Landscape designers and contractors
  • Lawn service and tree care establishments
  • Municipal, provincial and national parks
  • Nurseries and greenhouses
  • Self-employed

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Trunk Strength
4 - High Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Auditory Attention
3 - Moderate Level
Body Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Colour Perception
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Management of Material Resources
4 - High Level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Critical Thinking
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level
Instructing
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important
Active Learning
3 - Important
Analytical Thinking
3 - Important