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Arbutus Grove Nursery Ltd. Saanich, BC
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Forestry Nursery Workers (SW1)

Forestry Nursery Workers

Posted Dec 6, 2019

Arbutus Grove Nursery in North Saanich is harvesting seedlings to be planted in the forest for reforestation.

We are looking for people to join our team:

WINTER LIFT Now – January 31st

CUTTINGS January 15th – February 15th

SOWING February 1 – March 1st

THINNING March 1st – June 30th

SUMMER LIFT August 1st – September 30th

WINTER LIFT October 1st – January 31st

We shut down for the Holidays from December 21st to Jan 1st, returning Thursday January 2nd.


No Experience/Starting wage at $14.60/hr

Production incentives are available for Cuttings and Thinning.


For Summer Lift/Cuttings/Thinning:

Monday – Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm

For Winter lift:

Monday - Friday Days 7:00am - 3:30pm OR

Monday - Friday Afternoons 10:30am – 7:00pm OR

12 hr Days Monday – Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm

Part-time Monday – Friday 4:00pm – 7:00pm


Own transport/carpool recommended please check the bus schedule before applying.


  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • Willingness to co-operate with others
  • A positive attitude generally and toward work; good interpersonal skills, respectful behavior, willingness to follow directions; positive work ethic; and a desire to produce quality products
  • Understand and follow company safe work procedures
  • Ability to follow proper crop handling procedures
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to participate in company Safe work rotations


Call 250-656-4162


Fax 250-656-0818

to set up an appointment for an interview/information session.

Here is a YouTube clip of us in full winter lift production:

Arbutus Grove Nursery Ltd.

Why Work Here?

Family owned and operated

Arbutus Grove is a family-owned business which began in 1979 when Hans and Susan Stoffelsma purchased a five acre piece of land which was to become their home and place of work. Construction of the first greenhouse was completed in 1980 and the first crop of 200,000 seedlings was sown in the spring of 1981. Their children, Nathaniel and Sarah, grew up while living at the nursery. Arbutus Grove has gradually expanded over the years. We currently grow 10-12 million seedlings annually at our 25 acre facility, and day to day operations are managed by son Nathaniel. Nearly all of our seedlings are grown on a contract basis for our customers, many of which have been growing with us since the early years. We specialize in container stock, most of which is directly outplanted but a significant portion of which is also shipped to transplant nursery beds for the US market. At Arbutus Grove we take great pride in our staff who with their skills, commitment and passion provide our customers with top quality seedlings and excellent service. We have a work-place culture of continual learning and improvement, and we are committed to running a safe, profitable and environmentally responsible operation.


9721 West Saanich Rd, North Saanich BC V8L 5T5
Saanich, BC