Human Resources

The CNLA Human Resource Committee seeks to provide resources and services specific to the ornamental horticulture sector in Canada.

Is your HR issue not listed?  Let us know what topic you would like more information on by contacting Stacey Porter, Human Resources Coordinator, at

Access the results of the Wage Survey.
In the next few Membership Updates, read Terena's Thoughts on possible solutions to the barriers facing apprenticeship programs in Canada.  
Apprenticeship is a form of post-secondary training that teaches the skills and competencies necessary to perform tasks to an industry standard. Learn more about this exciting career path >
The Canada Job Grant helps employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled. Find out how this can help you >
The Government of Canada offers a lot of resources for independent businesses.  Check out this link for helpful information and statistics >
CNLA has a number of strategic alliances with other organizations in order to both share and increase our knowledge of human resource issues facing Canada's agriculture sector as a whole.
We have gathered useful resources to help you navigate human resources for your business. Includes links for TFWP, SAWP, FARMS, etc.
This manual is comprised of four sections: Policy and Procedures, Employee Handbooks, Recruitment and Selection, as well as Retention
Webinars are an accessible way to get information on a variety of topics.  We are compiling a list of human resource related webinars that you might find useful!  
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Green Careers Canada

There are plenty of career opportunities in the field of horticulture. The Landscape industry has worked closely with the Ministries of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), to provide education at the high school, college and university levels that give individuals the skills they need for a successful career in the industry.

National Awards of Landscape Excellence

Recognizing Canadian companies that raise the level of professionalism in the landscape industry.  2016 awards ceremony to be held in Kelowna, BC this August.

Garden Days

Canada’s coast to coast, three-day celebration of National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day.

National Tree Day

A day set-aside to celebrate Canada's greatest natural resource.  Happens the Wednesday of National Forest Week in September.

Canadian Standards for Nursery Stock

Minimum standards for the nursery industry, for use by students, educators and professionals.

Canadian Nursery Certification Institute

An independent industry body with a mandate to administer nursery certification programs in Canada.


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