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Position: Student Landscape Design
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Region of Peel
Location: Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Peel Region / GTA, Ontario

Work Period: April 27 - August 29, 2020


  • Monday 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM                     
  • Tuesday 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Every 2nd Sat 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

NOTE: No scheduling Sat & Mon of long weekends. Additional hours may be requested.

Rate of Pay: $16.95/hr


Working as part of Water Smart Peel with the Public Education and Outreach group, a dynamic team of individuals who are dedicated to providing residents and businesses with information and incentives for reducing water use and protecting the environment, you will provide direct assistance for the Fusion (Eco-friendly) Landscape Program.

Your work term will entail a number of activities, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Providing a detailed eco-friendly landscape design and horticulture suggestions to residents in the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga) as part of the Fusion Landscaping Consultation program. Applicants must have experience and an educational background in:
    • Preparing detailed landscape design plans incorporating usage of space, style, terrain, plant requirements and other elements to create a personalized design
    • Conducting a site analysis by looking at different residential situations for elements such as sun/wind exposure, existing plants, slope, access, maintenance requirements, etc. during the consultation process
    • Knowledge of water-efficient gardening, composting, native plants, bio-diversity issues, conservation issues in relation to water efficiency, identification of plants and basic insects, knowledge of beneficial insects and host plants
    • Landscape design theory, plant and hard materials, and landscape construction
    • Knowledge of invasive plantings/insects in the GTA region
    • Basic knowledge of tree I.D. and care for in an urban environment
    • Knowledge of stormwater management practices such as rain gardens, swales, downspout disconnection and permeable pavement would be an asset, but not required
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
    • Able to work independently and as a team member
  • Entering data obtained during consultations into the Water Smart Peel database
  • Knowledge of the step-by-step process of how to start/build a garden is an asset
  • Assisting with the organization and staffing of scheduled outreach events
  • Providing excellent customer service in person, on the phone and in writing at all times
  • Other duties as assigned

This position requires a background in Landscape Design and/or Architecture, Horticulture, Environmental Studies or a related discipline, knowledge of common plant species and experience in customer service. Knowledge of water efficiency and/or native plant species is an asset. Working knowledge and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is essential. Interested candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, be comfortable communicating with the public, possess a valid Ontario driver’s license, and be able to work independently, outdoors, without supervision in a variety of weather conditions. A personal vehicle is not required as a Regional vehicle will be provided each day.

Please note that this position requires a valid unrestricted driver’s license (G2 or higher, held for a minimum of 6 months), be comfortable driving on 400 series highways throughout the Region of Peel and the ability to pass a required Region of Peel driving test.

For more information on our programs visit us at

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience please send your resume to:

Gino Piscelli

Technical Analyst, Environmental Education
Operations Support, Public Works
Region of Peel
2 Copper Road
Brampton, ON L6T 4W5
Ph: 905.791.7800 x 3299

This position is for students attending a college or university and returning to an academic program for the 2020/2021 school calendar.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 22 2020    ID: 55743