Gardening Jobs in Canada for Jamaican Immigrants

Among the many opportunities available to Jamaicans in Canada, gardening and landscaping is an industry that is consistently searching for foreign workers and offers lucrative employment opportunities for Jamaicans.

Canada is a land with large properties boasting vast gardens and plenty of green space. Because of this the gardening industry in Canada is strong, and many Canadian gardening and landscaping companies have implemented programs to employ foreign workers, making it a fantastic opportunity for Jamaican immigrants.

Gardeners in Canada earn an average of $15 to $20 CAD hourly plus potential bonuses and benefits packages. They are trained on a multitude of tasks, including pest control, cleaning, applying fertilizers and nutrients, garden maintenance, pruning, planting and weeding. Additional tasks they may be trained in include building fences and sheds and performing additional construction or yard maintenance duties.


Since many Canadians who own property with extensive gardens and lawns, Jamaican foreign workers can find different job opportunities in the gardening industry. With most of them being industrious, patient, and committed, as described by job placement agencies, they are qualified to apply for a stable profession as gardeners while earning an average of $15 to $20 per hour. If certain employers decide to hire them, they may receive bonus packages apart from their income.


Gardeners may work in residential, community, private or botanical gardens, public parks, historical gardens or maintaining flora in office buildings and malls. Their tasks may very depending on environment and they may be given the opportunity to apply creativity to garden designs.


Gardeners typically work between 6 and 8 hours per day, however depending on their employer and environment, this may vary greatly.