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The Great Canadian Landscaping Company (GCLC) is looking for a Softscape Lead Hand with knowledge and experience to construct and maintain the horticultural elements of landscaping projects/installations. Details of the position as follows:

  • Term of employment: full time, indeterminate
  • Salary and weekly hours: $24.00/hour at 40 hours/week
  • Company address: 118 Garden Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Location of work: various locations – our projects are all over Lower Mainland and along the sea to sky highway
  • Language of work: English
  • GCLC offers extended medical, dental benefits, as well as critical illness and disability insurances


This position will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist the Softscape Foreman in managing the execution of softscape projects, equipment requirements and timing to ensure completion of job(s) within deadlines
  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Plan, coordinate, plant horticultural elements including trees, shrubs, flowers, and bulbs
  • Manage and maintain (weed, prune, and trim) trees and plants
  • Apply various lawn care products to ensure health of landscape environments, including fertilizers, soil, water, cut grass, etc.
  • Cart and spread topsoil and other required materials
  • Lay sod or seed; grading (soil); and tree staking
  • Perform lawn maintenance using lawn mowers, trimmers, aerators and power rakes
  • Move and transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies and manual lifting
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Maintain and enforce standards of cleanliness and organization in assigned trucks, trailers, equipment, jobsites, and shop/yard areas
  • Ensure that all work activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, and that all crew members are in compliance with government and company PPE standards
  • Assist in managing safety, quality and productivity of work at sites
  • Enforce and work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations at shop/yard and on jobsites
  • Assist with Employee training when required
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

We are looking for candidates with the following details:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in horticulture/softscape
  • Plant knowledge and identification, and experience in plant care
  • Competent in the use of power tools (pruners, sod cutters, sprayers, rototillers, lawn mowers, line trimmers, blowers, etc.)
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various softscape practices
  • Physically fit with strong stamina
  • Basic measurement and calculation skills
  • Ability to follow safe working procedures
  • Excellent observation skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Valid driver’s license an asset
  • Ability to access various project locations by personal transportation if required

GCLC is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds who meet the requirements of the position and have permanent work authorization in Canada to apply.

You can apply online with your resume, or email your resume to us at Info@gclc.ca. Please also let us know what type of work authorization in Canada do you possess already (i.e. citizen/permanent resident = permanent work authorization; work/study permit holder = temporary work authorization; foreign national = no work authorization)



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