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Position: Horticultural Technician
Type: summer job / age 30 & under

Employer: Sheridan College
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Start Date: immediately

About Sheridan College:

Sheridan College strives to deliver a premier, purposeful educational experience in an environment renowned for creativity and innovation. Sheridan is one of Ontario's leading postsecondary institutions offering programs in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades. Sheridan's three campuses are located in three cities -- Oakville, Brampton, and Mississauga. An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan is working towards to become a university and celebrated as a global leader in undergraduate professional education.

About the Office for Sustainability (OfS):

At OfS, we aim to foster an institutional culture defined by informed and responsible decision making that reflects the crucial balance between economic, social and environmental priorities, and have built our leadership and reputation by using our campuses as ‘living laboratories’ for sustainability transition, curricular innovation and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

Built on 50 years of Sheridan programming and applied solutions expertise, our approach to sustainable practice combines a powerful innovation culture with the inescapable scientific boundaries which define human need and dwindling resources.

Mission Zero is Sheridan’s framework for institution-wide sustainability initiatives. It is an ambitious mandate to re-envision the College’s energy future, make significant reductions in its institutional footprint, set breakthrough performance targets, and begin developing highly integrated sustainability, energy and climate curriculum across faculties.

It is guided by the College’s Office for Sustainability and represents operational and curricular goals, driven by Sheridan’s Sustainability Policy. Mission Zero embodies the journey toward transformational systemic change and accelerates the creation of a campus-wide sustainability culture.

Job Responsibilities:

The candidate will provide plant care for the native gardens and trees on campus and perform maintenance including weeding, watering, and soil management. As well, the candidate will be responsible for creating plant inventory, signage and education resources for the College's pollinator gardens, including the Medicine Wheel Garden and Wildflower Garden. The candidate will also assist with controlling invasive plants on campus property. In addition, the participant will also help organize volunteers and lead stewardship community events. The candidate will be required to work independently.


  • The candidate ideally is currently enrolled in a full-time postsecondary Horicultural Technician, Landscape Technician, or a similar program.
  • The candidate has the knowledge in identifying native plant species and experience in weed management and soil erosion management.
  • The candidate is able to demonstrate strong work ethics and the willingness to get hands dirty.
  • The candidate will show enthusiasm for working outdoor and helping others to learn about nature.
  • To meet Canada Summer Jobs’ funding requirements, the candidate must be:
    • Youth between the ages of 15 and 30;
    • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Job Details

The successful candidate will be required to start in early June or as soon as possible. He or she will work 30 hours per week for 9 weeks. Compensation is $15.00 per hour. The candidate will work from our campus in Oakville.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the Office for Sustainability at the following email:

Additional Information:

OfS website:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : May 21 2019    Numéro : 53586