Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services (NOC 8255)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

This group includes landscaping and grounds maintenance contractors, who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following groups: 

  • Nursery and Greenhouse Workers (8432)
  • Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers (8612)

People in this group:

  • work for landscaping companies, cemeteries, lawn care and tree service companies, nurseries and greenhouses and landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments
Common job titles
  • contractor, landscape design
  • contractor, tree removal / tree service
  • crew chief, greenhouse / nursery workers
  • foreperson, groundskeeping
  • groundskeeper / groundskeeping supervisor
  • supervisor, park maintenance


Contractors and supervisors (landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services):

  • Supervise and co-ordinate 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 co-ordinate 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.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupational group:

  • Work takes place indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

At this time, career path information is not available for this occupation.

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