We are Hiring a Garden Assistant

The Gardens at HCP (https://hcp.ca/) is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is  a not-for-profit society focused on the provision of horticulture education and the development and  maintenance of 103 acres of educational gardens and conservation lands. We are currently looking  

for someone to help fill the employment position of Gardens Assistant. This will be a 35 hour per  week temporary position for 8 weeks from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM. The  successful candidate will work with the Head Gardener as well as other staff and volunteers in the  garden. Start Date: July 4, 2022. 

The Gardens Assistant duties will include: 

  • Gardening assistance in any of our beautiful 9 acres of gardens. The Gardens Assistant will work with staff and volunteers to help develop these gardens over the 8 week work term. 
  • Assisting wherever needed with the seasonal garden cleanup. 
  • Act as Volunteer Liaison during volunteer days, relaying information from gardens staff to  volunteer groups, assist volunteers where required. 


This position is a Canada Summer Job funded through Service Canada. Applicants must: 

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment. 
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been  conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the  employment; and, 
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to  work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and  regulations. 

The successful candidate must be available to work weekends and be able to lift and carry 20 lbs as  well as work in a physical environment outside all day. Biology, plant, or gardening knowledge is an  asset. 

35 hours per week / $17.00 per hour. Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to  Linda Petite at [email protected] by end of day June 17th, 2022. Only those chosen for an  interview will be contacted. Thank-you for your interest.