Job prospects Transplanter - Landscape Maintenance near Charlottetown (PE)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "transplanter - landscape maintenance" was moved from the group Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612) to the group Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 85121).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers" near Charlottetown (PE) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

transplanter - landscape maintenance
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612) in Prince Edward Island for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

The prospect for employment in this occupation is good due in part to strong gains in both residential and non-residential construction. The demand for workers in this occupation is expected to remain favourable driven by continued housing development to support population growth. Employment growth in this occupation is dependent upon business and consumer demand for landscaping and lawn care services. 

The ongoing need to maintain public and commercial green spaces across the province also helps support prospects for these workers. However, during slower economic periods, consumers and businesses may choose to limit spending on these services and elect to postpone projects or complete the work themselves, affecting the demand for this occupation.

This field attracts a large number of younger workers due to the low skill requirements and the seasonal nature of the position which appeals to many summer students. During peak periods in May and June, landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers may be expected to work long hours. Workers in this occupation are likely to be without employment during the winter months. Labourers in this field may be required to travel to various sites so those with a valid driver's licence may have greater job potential.

Here are some key facts about Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers in Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 25%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 20%
    • Community colleges and C.E.G.E.P.s (NAICS 6112): 12%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 11%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 9%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 88% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 12% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 13% of landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers work all year, while 87% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 22 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 79% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 21% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 34% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 40% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 8% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 12% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

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