Nursery and Greenhouse Workers

(NOC 8432)


These comments are for the career group Agriculture and Horticulture Workers, which includes Nursery Workers.

The number of job openings will be relatively low over the 2011-2020 period, but this occupation is not expected to face job cuts as was the case in previous years when the demand for labour declined. As in the 1999-2008 period, job openings will result mainly from retirements; however, a significant number of job openings will also result from the need to replace workers because of death or emigration. In addition, although the growth will be weak, employment will grow over the 2011-2020 period. Although the majority of job seekers in this occupation will be new graduates, immigrants will also be looking for work in this occupation but to a lesser extent. Over the 2011-2020 period, occupational mobility will be reduced when compared to the last few years, but it will remain strongly negative. The large outflow or workers (people leaving the occupation for others) can be explained by the low wages in this occupation and the high unemployment rate, which make this occupation less attractive than other alternatives.

Job Seekers: 28,710
Job Openings: 14,462

Job prospects for this career are rated Limited

Last Updated: May 20, 2012