Job prospects Hand Sprayer - Greenhouse in Ontario
Job opportunities for Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 8432) are good in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a hand sprayer - greenhouse.
Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.
Job opportunities in Ontario
The employment outlook will be good for Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 8432) in Ontario for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
What Types of Employers Are Out There?
- Most work in greenhouses, nurseries and floriculture operations
- A smaller number work at lawn and garden equipment and supply stores
What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?
- Increased number of greenhouses and larger area dedicated to greenhouse production in Ontario.
- Shift towards healthier food options, local and organic produce, and the use of greenhouse technologies to extend the farming season.
- Demand for non-traditional crops, non-native floral species, and growing export markets.
- Investments in cannabis greenhouse production may create some opportunities.
What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?
- On-the-job training is often provided.
- All workers who use Class B or Class C pesticides must attend a Grower Pesticide Safety Course or an approved on-farm training session and be supervised.
- Experience with various types of agricultural machinery such as mechanical seeders and sprayers is an asset.
What Other Information Will I Find Helpful?
- Nursery and greenhouse workers is one of the key temporary foreign agricultural worker occupational groups that support activities in primary agriculture.
- Ability to work long hours in peak harvesting seasons.
- Job duties may be physically demanding.
- Some positions may require working in rural and remote communities.
- Ontario has the highest number of greenhouses, nurseries and floriculture producers in Canada, most of which are in southern Ontario.
Here are some key facts about Nursery and greenhouse workers in the Ontario region:
- Approximately 10,150 people work in this occupation.
- Nursery and greenhouse workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 82%
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 7%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 69% compared to 79% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 31% compared to 21% for all occupations
- 34% of nursery and greenhouse workers work all year, while 66% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 25 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of nursery and greenhouse workers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Ontario by economic region.
|Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region||Good Good|
|Kingston–Pembroke Region||Good Good|
|Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region||Good Good|
|London Region||Good Good|
|Muskoka–Kawarthas Region||Good Good|
|Northeast Region||Good Good|
|Northwest Region||Good Good|
|Ottawa Region||Good Good|
|Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region||Good Good|
|Toronto Region||Good Good|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||Good Good|
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
We expect that there will be a labour SURPLUS for Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 8432) in Canada over the next 10 years.
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