Speaking of the environment, we would certainly like to remind you that working in the green industry means working in a terrific environment. It involves a variety of activities — many outdoors — in settings that are healthy, beautiful and generally non- stressful. This is an attractive alternative to spending your life in a cubicle, while you slowly wither away from ‘closed building syndrome.’ (Okay, sorry for the melodrama — but we had to make our point.) What about the seasonal aspect of horticulture? Many of our workers look forward to an annual break, with the assurance they will have a place next spring. Some employers offer pay options to assure level paycheques throughout the year. The trend is toward a longer work season, and many people working in horticulture find themselves in jobs with no seasonal break at all.
Recognizing Canadian companies that raise the level of professionalism in the landscape industry.
Minimum standards for the nursery industry, for use by students, educators and professionals.
An independent industry body with a mandate to administer nursery certification programs in Canada.
Provides the framework for basic training sessions to develop an informed well-rounded employee.