Job prospects Transplanter - Landscape Maintenance in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a transplanter - landscape maintenance.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

transplanter - landscape maintenance
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

Here are some key facts about Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 11,450 people work in this occupation.
  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 64%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 12%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 68% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 32% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 28% of landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers work all year, while 72% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 27 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 21% of landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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