Job Posting

Nursery Worker

Salary: $15.20/Hourly
Job Type: Full Time, Contract
Start Date: 2021-09-03

Language: English
Minimum Education: None
Positions Available: 30

NOC Group: Nursery and Greenhouse Workers (8432)
NOC Job Title: Nursery Worker
Expires in 77 days
Expires: 2021-08-31
Last Updated: 2021-06-10

Job Number: 678034

Job Location(s)

9721 West Sannich Rd
North Saanich, British Columbia
V8L 5T5, Canada
North Saanich, British Columbia

Job Description


Arbutus Grove Nursery Ltd. (AGN) is a second generation family nursery located at 9721 West Saanich Rd in North Saanich BC.  We grow containerized tree seedlings for reforestation, as well as Christmas tree farms and native plant nurseries.

We are looking for people to join our team for these seasonal harvest and sowing periods/contracts:

SUMMER LIFT     August 30 - October 15.  Some weekends and evenings required due to customer demand and dealing with living trees.
WINTER LIFT     November 1 – Completion (around Jan 14th)  7:30-5   9 hr days.
CUTTINGS         January 17 – Feb 18
THINNING         March 1 – June 15
7:30-4 M-Fri 8 hr days.

Summer and Winter Lift  $15.20 /hr – 16.40 $/hr based on hours worked at AGN.
Cuttings and Thinning Modified piece rate. (Min wage 15.20 $/hr with additional production paid)

•    Seedling harvest duties help prepare our crop for shipping.  This may include work on the lifting line such as grading, stacking and wrapping bundles, and boxing. Other tasks include retrieving the crop from the greenhouses as well as cleaning the work areas and growing containers for future use.
•    Cuttings duties are to prepare cut pieces of tree branches for propagation and then sticking them into containers to grow.  This job has a modified piece rate incentive to reward those whom are successful.
•    Thinning involves going over each container and removing doubles and transplanting extra germinants into empty seedling cavities.

•    Respect company safe work procedures, including  wearing appropriate PPE,following our COVID-19 safety polices, and willingness to participate safe work rotations.
•    Ability to stand for long periods
•    Willingness to co-operate with others
•    A positive attitude generally and toward work; good interpersonal skills, respectful behavior, willingness to follow directions; positive work ethic; and a desire to produce quality products
•    Ability to follow proper crop handling procedures as directed
•    All training is provided

Own transportation and/or carpooling is required as buses do not run at very accommodating times.  


Here is a YouTube clip of us in full winter lift production:




How to Apply

Expiring: Aug 31, 2021

Contact: Angella Elliott
Phone: 250-656-4162
Fax: 250-656-0818