Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612)

About this job

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers assist with constructing landscapes and related structures.

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Grounds maintenance worker

The work of landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers includes maintaining:

  • lawns
  • gardens
  • athletic fields
  • golf courses
  • cemeteries
  • parks
  • landscaped interiors

People in this occupational group work for landscaping and lawn care companies, golf courses, cemeteries, as well as the landscaping operations of public works departments and private organizations.

Common job titles
  • groundskeeper, stadium
  • landscaping
  • lawn care
  • sod laying


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 help with the construction of a landscape and related structures
  • cut, 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
  • operate and maintain power mowers, tractors, snowblowers, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws and other landscape maintenance equipment
  • spray and dust trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens, as directed, to control insects and disease
  • do other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupational group:

  • Work takes place outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Workers may be exposed to chemicals such as pesticides.
  • Working with machinery and power tools can be a source of injury.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to technical or supervisory occupations in landscaping and horticulture is possible with additional training or experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.