The British Columbia horticulture sector is facing a momentous and impending crisis: a growing inability to meet its demand for labour. This comes at a time when the world’s demand for agricultural products is simultaneously increasing. The industry is facing challenges and with that opportunities for people to work in an industry that is growing and thrives as the demand for quality products and services increases.
If you are looking for work in the horticulture sector there is a wide range of jobs ranging from gardener to farmer to professor. The jobs vary significantly as to the educational requirements. Some may require a degree or even a graduate degree; others will require only a willingness to learn on the job.
The industry is diverse and there are plenty of different gardening jobs that will lead to career opportunities. If you enjoy working outside and a flexible schedule with the ability to learn a variety of skills and competence this industry may suit you well.