JPF 2023-04-20 Garden Centre Associate

Posted on: April 26, 2023

Date: April 25, 2023

Job Title: Garden Centre Associate

NOC Code: 6421


  • Provides excellent customer service to all customers entering the garden centre, by educating them in the care and maintenance of annuals, perennials, nursery stock and related products
  • Smiles, makes eye contact with and greets customers
  • Guides customer to the location of requested items. Locates products in the warehouse
  • Answers questions and provides friendly advice and services to customers
  • Suggests value-added and related products to customers to ensure they go home with what they need
  • Ends the discussion with the customer using a closing statement (e.g., “Is there anything else I can do for you today?” “Did you find everything you were looking for?” “Thank you for shopping at Canadian Tire”)
  • Responds to and handles customer inquiries, requests and concerns in a timely manner, over the phone and in person
  • Handles multiple customers in an effective and efficient manner
  • Deals with challenging situations in a professional manner
  • Learns about new lawn and garden products on a regular basis
  • Completes other tasks, as required


  • Experience in a horticultural customer service role is required
  • A good working knowledge of nursery stock and horticultural products
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision with computerized systems
  • Basic math and typing skills
  • Experience with Canadian Tire store and cash register experience are considered an asset
  • Standing/walking for 8 hours
  • Working outside in various weather conditions
  • Lifting and/or carrying of merchandise items, as required, on a regular, frequent and unassisted basis. Merchandise items may vary in weight from “light” to “heavy”
  • Lifting and turning repeatedly throughout the shift. Lifting above the shoulder, from floor to shoulder and floor to waist
  • Walking and carrying at the same time and pushing/pulling, as required
  • Twisting, turning, reaching and working above shoulder level
  • Ability to go up and down a ladder

Salary: $16.00/hr.

Hours of Work: Part-time, Seasonal, must be available weekends; Contract length: 4 months
Part-time hours: 24-30 per week

Location (City\Town): Leamington

On Bus Route: Yes

Position Requires a Personal Vehicle: No

Additional Information

  • This is not a student position.
  • Position starts immediately and ends July 2023.
  • Opportunity to work inside the store once the Garden Centre closes.

Contact:, (519) 326-0153