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  NOC 8612 – Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

To apply under NOC-8612 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

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 assist with the construction of a landscape and related structures
  • Cut grass, rake, aerate, dethatch, 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, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws, snowblowers and other landscape maintenance equipment
  • Spray and dust trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens, as directed, to control insects and disease
  • Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

NOC 8612 – Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers: example titles.

  • bulb planter – landscaping
  • campground maintenance worker
  • cemetery labourer
  • cemetery worker
  • chemical applicator – lawn care
  • gardener helper
  • gardening helper
  • golf course labourer
  • golf course worker
  • grass cutter
  • grave digger
  • greens worker
  • greenskeeper helper
  • grounds maintainer
  • grounds maintenance labourer
  • grounds maintenance worker
  • groundskeeper
  • groundsman/woman
  • groundsperson – campground
  • landscape gardener helper
  • landscape gardening helper
  • landscape labourer
  • landscape worker
  • lawn care labourer
  • lawn care worker
  • lawn mower
  • lawn-mowing worker
  • park maintenance labourer
  • park maintenance worker
  • plant care worker
  • plant doctor helper
  • snow shoveller – grounds maintenance
  • sod layer
  • sod laying labourer
  • stadium groundskeeper
  • transplanter – landscape maintenance
  • tree pruner – landscaping
  • tree sprayer
  • tree surgeon helper
  • tree trimmer – landscaping

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.
  • A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.

Additional Information

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


  • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (2225)
  • Nursery and greenhouse workers (8432)
  • Other trades helpers and labourers (7612)
  • Public works and maintenance labourers (7621)
  • Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers (7522)
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers (7441)

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