Job prospects Transplanter - Landscape Maintenance in Canada

People working as a transplanter - landscape maintenance have different job prospects depending on where they work in Canada. Find out what the future holds for them in your province or territory. These prospects are applicable to all Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612).

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities over the next 3 years

Explore future job prospects by province and territory.

Location Job prospects
Newfoundland and Labrador Limited Limited
Prince Edward Island Good Good
Nova Scotia Fair Fair
New Brunswick Fair Fair
Quebec Fair Fair
Ontario Fair Fair
Manitoba Fair Fair
Saskatchewan Fair Fair
Alberta Fair Fair
British Columbia Fair Fair
Yukon Territory Limited Limited
Northwest Territories Limited Limited
Nunavut Fair Fair
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2019-2028 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.


BALANCE: Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2019-2028 period at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.

Employment in 2018


Median age of workers in 2018


Average retirement age in 2018


Detailed analysis

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2019-2028) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2019-2028. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

Over the 2016-2018 period, employment in this occupational group increased at a healthy pace. This led to a decline in the unemployment rate to reach 22.8% in 2018, well above the national average of 5.6% (note that the unemployment rate is affected by the seasonality of labour demand in this occupational group and that during the high season the unemployment rate usually decline below the national average). The number of job vacancies increased significantly, especially in 2018. As a result, the number of unemployed available to fill those vacant positions remained high, but fell over the past three years. It is important to highlight that seasonality plays an important role in the availability of workers in this occupation. Hence, the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group over the 2016-2018 period.

For Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 21,200 , while 21,600 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

Based on the analysis of recent labour market conditions and the projections, it is expected that the balance between labour supply and demand will continue over the 2019 2028 period. Employment growth in this occupational group will be comparable to the average over the projection period, accounting for about one third of job openings. However, this growth will be much slower than what was recorded over the 2009-2018 period. A significant share of these workers are employed in the management, administrative and other support services industry. Output growth in this industry is projected to accelerate significantly relative to the previous decade, primarily driven by stronger business activities, a pick-up in corporate profitability and the increasing number of firms choosing to outsource support services. The faster pace of growth projected in the construction of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings is expected to boost demand for facilities support services such as landscaping, care and maintenance services. However, while the industry is highly labour intensive, an increasing number of occupations and tasks are being automated and performed by technology, particularly those involving routine or low-skilled work. Retirement will represent almost half of job openings, even though the retirement rate is expected to be below the average because workers are relatively younger than in other occupations and they retire later in their career. With regard to labour supply, nine of ten job seekers will come from the school system over the projection period. More specifically, the number of school leavers will exceed the total number of job openings over the 2019-2028 period. Since this occupational group does not require any specialized training, a large number of workers will enter, while looking for employment in another occupation that better matches their career goals. As a result, many workers will leave this occupational group in the coming years seeking other employment opportunities, notably to become contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services (included in NOC 8252). This will largely offset the number of job seekers, enough to balance the labour demand and supply in this occupational group over the projection period.

Source Canadian Occupational Projections System – ESDC

Labour Market Information Survey
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