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Tree Grower - Nursery Posted on Mar 02, 2018 by Sunstar Nurseries Ltd

  • Location Edmonton, AB
  • Earnings $16.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 35 to 48 hours per week
  • Position Seasonal Full Time
  • Vacancies 4 Vacancies
  • Closing Date Mar 23, 2018
Job Requirements


Sunstar Nurseries Ltd




No degree, certificate or diploma

Feature Programming

Horticulture and/or gardening

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • Irrigation pumps and equipment
  • Garden tractors


Experience an asset

Additional Skills

Water and tend to plants, lawns and/or gardens

Weight Handling

Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Type of Product

  • Ornamental trees, shrubs and hedges
  • Fruit trees
  • Berry bushes
  • Coniferous trees
  • Deciduous trees
  • Ferns
  • Native plants
  • Perennials

Vehicle and Equipment Experience

Light trucks

Specific Skills

  • Transplant seedlings or rooted cuttings
  • Report signs of insect or disease damage
  • Pot and re-pot plants
  • Dig up wrapping rootballs of trees and shrubs
  • Assist in pruning trees, shrubs and plants
  • Apply fertilizers
  • Clean work area

Own Tools/Equipment

  • Steel-toed safety boots
  • Gloves

Work Site Environment


Transportation/Travel Information

Own transportation

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Reliability

Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills

  • Budding trees
  • Fruit trees training
  • Weeding

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

In Person

810-167 ave NE
Edmonton, Alberta T5Y6K9

Advertised Until

Mar 23, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Tree Grower - Nursery is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Nursery and Greenhouse Operators and Managers

Interest in supervising staff in planting, transplanting, feeding and spraying stock; and in hiring staff and overseeing training, in setting work schedules and in determining types and quantities of stock


Interest in co-ordinating information to organize nursery and greenhouse operations; and in ordering materials such as fertilizer, garden and lawn care equipment, and other nursery and greenhouse accessories


Interest in providing information to customers on gardening and the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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