We are Arbutus Grove Nursery, a family owned, and operated nursery located in North Saanich on Vancouver Island. We grow containerized tree seedlings for reforestation, as well as Christmas tree farms and native plant nurseries.

We are looking for people to join our team for these seasonal harvest and sowing periods/contracts:

THINNING               March 18 – June 15    7:30-4:30 M-Fri 8.5 hr days.
         September 18 – October 15 
WINTER LIFT            November 9 – Completion (around Jan 31)  7:30am-5pm (9 hr paid) OR 11am-       7:15pm (8 hr paid)
CUTTINGS                January 23 – Feb 18

PAY: Summer and Winter Lift  $16.95 /hr – 19.00 $/hr based on hours worked at AGN.
Cuttings and Thinning Modified piece rate. (Min wage 16.95 $/hr with additional production paid)
Full-time available, part-time can be negotiated. 


  • Thinning involves going over each container and removing doubles and transplanting extra germinants into empty seedling cavities. This job has a modified piece rate incentive. 
  • Seedling harvest duties help prepare our crop for shipping. This may include work on the lifting line such as grading, stacking and wrapping bundles, and boxing. Other tasks include retrieving the crop from the greenhouses as well as cleaning the work areas and growing containers for future use.
  • Cuttings duties are to prepare cut pieces of tree branches for propagation and then sticking them into containers to grow. This job has a modified piece rate incentive to reward those whom are successful.


  • Respect company safe work procedures, including wearing appropriate PPE (non-slip footwear), following our safety polices, and willingness to participate safe work rotations
  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • Willingness to co-operate with others
  • Ability to follow proper crop handling procedures as directed
  • All training is provided


Own transportation and/or carpooling is required as buses do not run at very accommodating times.


Email Or Call 250-656-4162 between 8:00am and 4:00pm to set up an appointment for an interview/information session

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