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82031 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Nursery and greenhouse workers (85103) and Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (85191). They are employed by landscaping companies, cemeteries, lawn care and tree service companies, nurseries and greenhouses and by landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments. Contractors may be self-employed.


Example titles

  • Greenhouse supervisor
  • Grounds maintenance contractor
  • Groundskeeping supervisor
  • Horticulture workers supervisor
  • Interior plantscaping contractor
  • Landscaping contractor
  • Landscaping foreman/woman
  • Landscaping supervisor
  • Lawn care contractor
  • Nursery foreman/woman
  • Park maintenance supervisor
  • Tree service contractor

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of workers who maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, interior plantscapes and other landscaped areas
  • Tender bids on contracts for landscaping and grounds maintenance work
  • Plan and estimate the materials and labour requirements for individual contracts
  • Organize the planting and maintenance of trees, gardens, lawns, shrubs and hedges and the construction and installation of fences, decks, patios, walkways and retaining walls
  • Establish work schedules and procedures and coordinate activities with other work units
  • Resolve work-related problems and prepare and submit progress and other reports
  • Requisition supplies and materials
  • Maintain financial and personnel records
  • Hire staff and train workers in job duties and company policies
  • May manage operations of own company
  • May provide snow removal services during winter months
  • May perform the same duties as workers supervised.

Employment requirements

  • Experience as a landscape or horticulture supervisor or as a landscape or horticulture technician is required.
  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Experience in the type of work supervised is required.
  • A college diploma, specialized courses or industry-related training and certification in landscaping and horticulture are usually required.
  • A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.

Additional information


  • Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews (72021)
  • Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (72014)
  • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (22114)
  • Landscape architects (21201)
  • Managers in agriculture (80020)
  • Managers in horticulture (80021)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
8 – Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations
Major group
82 – Supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
Sub-major group
820 – Supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
Minor group
8203 – Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services
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