Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2225  ยท  Browse All Occupations

This unit group includes those who survey and assess landscapes; draw sketches and build models of landscape designs; construct and maintain gardens, parks, golf courses and other landscaped environments; advise clients on issues related to horticulture such as irrigation; breed, cultivate and study plants; and treat injured and diseased trees and plants. They are employed by landscape designers and contractors, lawn service and tree care establishments, golf courses, nurseries and greenhouses, and municipal, provincial and national parks, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Arboriculturist
  • Arborist
  • Cloning Technician - Cannabis
  • Cultivation Technician
  • Floriculturist
  • Gardener
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Greens Superintendent
  • Greenskeeper
  • Horticultural Technician
  • Horticultural Technologist
  • Horticulture Specialist
  • Horticulture Technician
  • Horticulture Technologist
  • Horticulturist
  • Hydroponics Technician
  • Interior Plantscape Specialist
  • Irrigation Technician (except Agriculture)
  • Landscape Architectural Technician
  • Landscape Architectural Technologist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Horticulturist
  • Landscape Technician
  • Landscaper
  • Lawn Care Specialist
  • Lawn Care Superintendent
  • Plant Doctor
  • Plantscape Technician
  • Tree And Shrub Specialist
  • Tree Service Technician
  • Turfgrass Management Specialist
  • Arborist
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Greenskeeper
  • Horticultural Technician
  • Horticulture Specialist
  • Horticulturist
  • Hydroponics Technician
  • Landscape Architectural Technician
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Technician
  • Landscaper
  • Lawn Care Specialist
  • Tree Service Technician
  • IPM Scout
  • Greenhouse Scout
  • Bio Scout
  • Turf Maintenance Team
  • Landscaping Labourer
  • Lawn And Garden Technician
  • Landscape Maintenance Technician

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $23,933
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $19,373
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $52,764
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $29,193
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $47,000
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $33,049
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists.

Gender Median Income
Male $33,049
Female $35,384
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (43 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$78,000.00
Highest Observed
$31,200.00
25th Percentile
$44,176.19
Average
$39,000.00
Median
$62,400.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 70
25 to 34 years 135
35 to 44 years 65
45 to 54 years 80
55 to 64 years 45
65 to 74 years 15
75 years and over 0
Total 410
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 220
Part Time 180
Total 400
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 320
Female 90
Total 415
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 370
Self Employed 40
Total 410
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 395
Unemployed 15
Total 410
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 45
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 70
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 55
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 140
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 20
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 70
Total 400
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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