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Labourer 1 - Horticulture

Competition No: 2024-L1H

Duration: Temporary Full Time

Salary: $31.64 per hour + benefits

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Last Updated: 2/26/24

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Our Parks, Recreation and Culture Department are looking for seasonal labourers to work in the Horticulture division. Our season normally runs from March until November each year.

Duties include, but are not restricted to:

  • Planting bulbs, annuals, and shrubs
  • Weeding garden beds
  • Pruning
  • Grass cutting
  • Grass edging
  • Performing related duties as required

Qualifications include up to high school graduation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The position requires knowledge and skill in the methods, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in horticulture maintenance work. Related education, as well as landscaping and horticulture landscape experience are considered essential; and hands-on experience with related tools and equipment is also required. This position involves continuous heavy physical work in all weather conditions. The ability to maintain a very high standard of work is critical for success in this role. Other desired attributes include excellent teamwork skills and the ability to communicate effectively, particularly when dealing with the public.  Valid Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

Please apply online at This position will remain open until it is filled.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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