Contractors and Supervisors, Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance and Horticulture Services – NOC 8255 SDG

75

Number of People Who Work in this Industry

$22,036

Median Income of People Working in this Occupation

57%

Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade

94.6%

Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016

3.6%

Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7, 2016, when the unemployment rate was 7.8% in SDG and 5.3% in PR.

Education

of People Working in this Occupation

42.9% of the workforce has a College, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma.

35.7% of the workforce does not have a secondary school diploma.

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

53.3% of the workforce is age 45 to 64.

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

56% of contractors and supervisors, landscaping ground maintenance work in the Administrative Services/Waste Management sector.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions. A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements. There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 1.1%-2%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • The number of businesses operating in the Household and Personal Services sector has grown since 2012 with a net of 40 businesses created between June 2013 and June 2014.
  • The sector locally is comprised of small businesses. 84.1% of businesses operating in the Household and Personal Services sector employ 4 people or less.
  • Employment Outlook is expected to be fair for Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers (NOC 8255) in the Ottawa Economic Region.
  • This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that employment growth is expected to be weak and a small number of people are expected to retire.
  • In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year. Employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Household & Personal Services Sector.