Become a part of the Vandermeer Nursery experience.

We seek team members who have an interest in gardening and horticulture, ability to learn quickly, excellent fitness and physical strength, and enjoy a busy, people-oriented environment.  Exceptional people skills are a necessity for providing first class customer service in our fast-paced garden centre. We have opportunities available during the year in different aspects of horticulture and retail.

 

Retail and production positions within:

  • Nursery (Trees & Shrubs)
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Water gardening
  • Garden Accessories
  • Stone & interlock
  • Seasonal products

We offer:

  • Full and Part-Time positions
  • Employee discount on personal purchases of plants
  • Seasonal and year round opportunities
  • Friendly staff
  • Great customers

Making Hiring Accessible

Vandermeer Nursery will accommodate applicants with disabilities during the hiring process. If a job applicant requests accommodation, the Human Resources Assistant or Manager will consult with them and make adjustments that best suit their needs. Successful applicants will be notified of our policies for accommodating employees with disabilities during the phone call when they are offered the position.


Retail Sales Associate

We are looking for hard-working individuals who are not afraid to get their hands dirty! If you have an interest in gardening and horticulture, an ability to learn quickly, and enjoy a busy, people-oriented environment, apply now! Exceptional people skills are a necessity for providing first-class customer service in our fast-paced garden centre.

Full and part-time positions are available in many different departments in our retail store, including:

  • Cash
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Nursery (Trees & Shrubs)
  • Water Gardening
  • Stone & Interlock

If you feel that you have the knowledge for, or would be best suited in a specific department, please indicate as such in your application. Department requests will be considered but are not guaranteed. Training will be provided for all departments. 

Greenhouse Production Labourer

We are looking for hard-working individuals that are not afraid to get their hands dirty! If you have an interest in gardening and horticulture, an ability to learn quickly and enjoy a busy, fast-paced environment, apply now!

Full-time positions are available in our production greenhouse, where we grow annuals, perennials, water plants, roses, and tropicals! Tasks can include repetitive work such as transplanting, shipping, potting, plant maintenance, producing retail arrangements, and pruning, among others. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively for job requirements and safety, and meet daily targets for quality and productivity. Training will be provided.

Horticulture Technician

We are looking for hard-working individuals who are not afraid to get their hands dirty! You must have the ability to learn quickly and enjoy a busy, fast-paced environment.

Full-time positions are available in our production greenhouse, where we grow annuals, perennials, water plants, roses, and tropicals. Tasks for this role can include transplanting, shipping, potting, plant maintenance, pruning, moving plant material based on greenhouse zones and temperatures, and pulling for the retail store.

If you prefer working in a people-oriented, retail environment, tasks include assisting customers in product selection and care, diagnosing problems, plant maintenance, pruning, unloading trucks with new plant material, and stocking shelves.

Based on knowledge, experience, and job performance, tasks could later increase to include watering, pest scouting and beneficial insect applications, pesticide spraying (with license), and overseeing small groups of other employees.

Applicants must be able to communicate effectively for job requirements and safety, and meet daily targets for quality and productivity. Training will be provided.

Horticultural knowledge and interest are required. Formal schooling in the horticulture field is an asset.


Job Qualifications

Applicants must be able to meet the physical demands of the work, which can include repetitive movement, lifting, and being outside in various weather conditions. Horticultural knowledge or interest is an asset, but not required. All employees should be able to work evenings and weekends as scheduled. Operating hours can range from 7:00am - 9:30pm and regular shifts will be scheduled as such.

Application Instructions

Please email a resumé and cover letter outlining your experiences and educational background to employement@vandermeernursery.com. Three (non-relative) references should be included. Feel free to drop off your application in person as well. If you feel that you have the knowledge for or would be best suited in a specific department, please indicate as such in your application. 



Vandermeer Nursery is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best qualified person for the job. We not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable law.