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Position: Arborist
Type: summer job / contract
Elig.: student or graduate, age 30 & under (see below)
Organization: Canadian Film Centre
Location: near Bayview and York Mills, Toronto/North York, Ontario

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable organization whose mission is to invest in and inspire the next generation of world-class Canadian content creators and entrepreneurs in the screen-based entertainment industry. CFC delivers a range of multidisciplinary programs and initiatives in film, television, music, screen acting, and digital media. Located at Windfields Estate, the former home of celebrated Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur, Edward Plunket (E. P.) Taylor, the designated heritage property features eight buildings, two woodlots, hedgerows, ten gardens, and more than 200 specimen trees, excluding trees in the woodlots.

For further information and to view an interactive map of the CFC’s gardens visit:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our team to help upkeep and maintain the grounds of the Windfields Estate. As an Arborist, you will responsible for employing best practices in care of the specimen trees, orchards, woodlots, hedges and shrubs. This position offers a diverse range of hands-on responsibilities.


  • Watering and fertilizing the specimen trees, orchard trees, hedges and shrubs;
  • Maintaining the tree mulch including; augmenting, shaping, and weeding around the trees;
  • Weeding the hedges;
  • Pruning deadwood from the specimen and orchard trees;
  • Combating pests, powdery mildew, etc.;
  • Transplanting saplings to appropriate locations;
  • Maintaining the White Cedar hedge;
  • Implementing the CFC’s Woodlot Management Plan, including; endangered species protection, hazard tree monitoring, understory clean-up, native species introduction and invasive species management;
  • Hazard tree management including application to the City for tree removal permit(s);
  • Managing the fruit harvest;
  • Cleaning and maintaining the arborist tools and equipment;
  • Updating the CFC’s Landscape and Garden Report, documenting the specimen trees, orchards, hedges and shrubs (photos, text and drawings);
  • Assisting the Horticulturalist/Gardener; and
  • Assisting the Operations and Events staff with special grounds keeping and event set-ups.

Required attributes:

  • Enrolled in or completed an arboriculture, forestry, urban forestry or environmental studies post-secondary program;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada, between the ages of 15 and 30 years old and legally entitled to work in Canada with a valid social insurance number (SIN);
  • Experience in arboreal work;
  • Chainsaw licence an asset;
  • Poison licence an asset;

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by April 30, 2019 and indicate “Arborist” in the subject line. 

The CFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all interested applicants; however only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 15 2019    ID: 51337