NOC 8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services



This unit 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 unit groups: Nursery and Greenhouse Workers (8432) and Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers (8612). 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.

Main Duties

Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

Employment Requirements

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

All Titles

  • caretaker, park
  • cemetery foreman/womancemetery foreman, cemetery forewoman, foreman, cemetery, forewoman, cemetery
  • contractor, lawn care service
  • country club grounds supervisor
  • crew chief, greenhouse workers
  • crew chief, nursery workers
  • foreman/woman, cemetery
  • foreman/woman, groundskeepingforeman, groundskeeping, forewoman, groundskeeping, groundskeeping foreman, groundskeeping forewoman
  • horticultural contractor
  • foreman/woman, landscapingforeman, landscaping, forewoman, landscaping, landscaping foreman, landscaping forewoman
  • foreman/woman, nurseryforeman, nursery, forewoman, nursery, nursery foreman, nursery forewoman
  • foreman/woman, weed controlforeman, weed control, forewoman, weed control, weed control foreman, weed control forewoman
  • greenhouse foreman/womangreenhouse foreman, greenhouse forewoman
  • greenhouse supervisor
  • greenhouse worker crew chief
  • grounds maintenance contractor
  • grounds maintenance supervisor
  • groundskeeper supervisorsupervisor, groundsman, supervisor, groundswoman
  • groundskeeping foreman/woman
  • groundskeeping supervisor
  • groundskeeping supervisor – cemetery
  • head, park maintenance
  • horticulture workers supervisor
  • interior plantscaping contractor
  • landscape design contractor
  • landscape maintenance contractor
  • landscape service contractor
  • landscaping contractor
  • landscaping foreman/woman
  • landscaping supervisor
  • lawn care contractor
  • lawn care service contractor
  • lawn care supervisor
  • lawn maintenance contractor
  • nursery foreman/woman
  • nursery supervisor
  • nursery worker crew chief
  • nursery worker foreman/womannursery worker foreman, nursery worker forewoman
  • nursery workers supervisor
  • park caretaker
  • park labourers supervisor
  • park maintenance head
  • park maintenance supervisor
  • park section head – arboriculture
  • park supervisor, grounds maintenance
  • plantscape maintenance contractor
  • supervisor, groundsman/woman
  • supervisor, groundsperson – campground
  • supervisor, horticulture workers
  • supervisor, landscaping
  • supervisor, maintenance worker – campground
  • supervisor, nursery workers
  • supervisor, park labourers
  • supervisor, public works grounds maintenance labourers
  • supervisor, public works grounds maintenance workers
  • supervisor, tree service
  • tree removal contractor
  • tree service contractor
  • tree service supervisor
  • weed control foreman/woman


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  • Managers in horticulture (0822)



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