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Job title: Eco-Landscaper Trainee, RAINscapeTO
Term: full-time seasonal position, April to November 2018
Eligibility: must be registered at Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment
Employer: Toronto Green Community
Location: downtown Toronto, Ontario

About Toronto Green Community

The Toronto Green Community’s mission is to inspire, facilitate and support diverse communities in developing an environmentally sustainable city through education, engagement and joint neighbourhood initiatives. Our Vision is of engaged and connected communities thriving in a sustainable Toronto.

Job purpose

We are providing a unique opportunity in a new and expanding part of the landscape industry. Successful candidates will be trained and provided with on-the-job experience in the proper installation of rain gardens and eco-friendly landscaping.

RAINScapeTO is part of a growing movement to re-pattern the design of urban green spaces through water-friendly gardens. We offer installation of pollinator, edible, rain and forest gardens, rain water harvesting systems, bioswales, and more while creating a beautiful amenity for local food production, heritage seeds, and the use of native plants as vital additions to the urban landscape to preserve habitat and clean water. Workshops and community projects promote neighbourhood action for green infrastructure and low impact gardening practices.

Duties and responsibilities

The main undertaking of this position is to install and maintain gardens on private and public property. Related tasks include:

  • Removing and/or trimming trees and plants;
  • Planting various heritage and native plant species (i.e. bulbs, flowers, shrubs, trees)
  • Digging trenches, grading, weeding, watering;
  • Disconnecting downspouts and redirecting water to rain barrels or rain gardens;
  • Laying compost, mulch, soil, and installing other materials (i.e gravel, rocks, lining);
  • Transporting supplies and equipment.

Desired Qualifications (training to be provided)

  • Basic knowledge of horticulture, plant identification, ecological gardening;
  • Some experience in residential, commercial or community organic/ecological gardening/landscaping and arboriculture/pruning;
  • Withstand up to 8 hours of physically demanding labour;
  • Adapt to varying tasks, conditions and locations;
  • Willing to work outdoors in changing weather (heat, rain, cold);
  • Responsible, punctual, detail-oriented, reliable and flexible;
  • Professional, approachable and courteous with clients and the public;
  • Manual dexterity, hand-eye co-ordination, attention to detail;
  • Ability to follow safe working practices;
  • Desire to produce a high standard of productivity and workmanship;
  • Proficient in the use of tools and equipment;
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with co-workers.

Working conditions

  • Repetitive tasks
  • Handling of heavy loads
  • Physically demanding – bending, crouching, kneeling, sitting, standing, walking
  • Frequent walking and standing
  • Spend extended periods outdoors

Eligibility Conditions:

All interested applicants must be registered at Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training.


This is a full-time seasonal position running from May to November 2018 at an hourly rate of $17.00. There are 2 openings for this position.

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to Paula Messina via email:, with “Eco-Landscaper Application” in your email’s subject line.

Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM

TGC is committed to providing a workplace that supports equity, diversity and inclusivity. We proactively strive to eliminate any form of harassment and discrimination and be equitable by building these objectives and practices into our teams, communities, programs and services. Please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Thank you / Miigwetch!

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GoodWork ID: 45000       Date posted to Apr 23 2018

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