Job prospects Hand Sprayer - Greenhouse in Ontario

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "hand sprayer - greenhouse" in Ontario or Canada.

Job opportunities in Ontario

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be good for Nursery and greenhouse labourers (NOC 85103) in Ontario for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • 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 Nursery and greenhouse labourers in Ontario:

  • Approximately 9,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Nursery and greenhouse labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 63%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 17%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 74% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 35% of nursery and greenhouse labourers work all year, while 65% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 43 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nursery and greenhouse labourers are self-employed compared to an average of 15% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 46% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 54% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 26% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 41% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 15% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 10% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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