Last Updated: June 12, 2017

Occupations in landscaping

The most common occupations in landscaping and horticulture are described on the website of Green Careers Canada.


English language proficiency required for occupations more commonly of interest and suitable to newcomers

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard is a descriptive scale of language ability in English as a Second Language. The scale consists of 12 benchmarks (CLB 1 through CLB 12), for each of which a set of “Can Do” statements is provided.


CLB 2 to CLB 5 English proficiency (including some familiarity with sector-specific terms) is likely to be required for the following jobs:


CLB 7 or higher English (including familiarity with sector-specific terms) may be required for the following jobs:


Other Landscaping & horticultural occupations, which may also be of interest to newcomers

Occupations for which registration as an apprentice is compulsory in Ontario and CLB 7 or higher English language proficiency is likely required:


Occupations for which there are no formal apprenticeship programs, but specialized post-secondary education and CLB 7 English or higher (including familiarity with sector-specific terms) are likely necessary: