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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Don’t spend your summer indoors. Work with a small but growing business in Muskoka outdoors! Enjoy the beauty of Muskoka while learning new skills and gaining unique experiences.

We are looking for positive team members that enjoys working outdoors and perhaps getting a little dirty.  We are a small family-owned business and pride ourselves on creating a fun and inclusive work environment.

The position is seasonal, part-time and/or full-time May 2nd- August 26th, 2022 (start and end dates are flexible).


Native Plant Nursery Assistant

Wage: $16-$18

● Experience or knowledge about native plant identification and their growing conditions is preferred.
● Experience in working in the landscaping or horticulture industry preffered.
● Ability to lift up to 50lbs (occasionally and not repetitively)
● Enthusiasm for practicing ecological landscaping methods and a willingness to learn
● High School Diploma

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Perform duties around production, including sowing, thinning, transplanting, pruning, re-organizing nursery stock, weeding, irrigation, and inventory monitoring.
  • Serving customers in the nursery – includes using POS system and providing customers with assistance in plant selection and care.   
  • Maintain a current inventory of plant/seed stock for the online store and nursery.
  • Assist in putting together plant orders, loading plant orders for customers
  • Maintaining organization and cleanliness of the nursery and equipment
  • Participate in the maintenance of garden beds and plant propagation beds


  • Represent Hidden Habitat in a positive, professional manner, engaging with and educating visitors about native plants.
  • Perform other duties as needed if able and available, such as off-site garden planting and maintenance. 
  • Have a positive and flexible attitude and enjoy working and being outdoors in all weather. 
  • Be capable of lifting 50lbs (occasionally and not repetitively)

Preference will be given to those with a driver’s license and their own means of transportation.

Landscaper/Gardener Assistant

Wage: $17-$20

● Experience with landscaping and/or gardening
● Ability to lift up to 50lbs
● Have a positive attitude
● Enthusiasm for practicing ecological landscaping methods and a willingness to learn
● High School Diploma

● Receive daily instructions from supervisors
● Plant native perennials, shrubs and trees
● Weed and prepare garden beds (includes removing sod, moving soil & mulch, placing rocks etc.)
● Assist in the construction of hardscapes and landscape construction projects (including pathways, decks, fences etc.)
● Maintain a safe and organized job site
● Work in accordance with all health and safety laws and regulations

Preference will be given to those with a driver’s license and their own means of transportation.

Due to potential funding supplied by the Canada Summer Grants program.
Applicants should be:

(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
(c) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Please send your resume to

Hidden Habitat is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Seeding Native Plants Webinar

Seeding Native Plants Webinar

Wednesday, December 8th 2021 7pm

Native plant seedlings in a plug tray

Learn how to grow native plants from seed with Laura Thomas of Hidden Habitat.

In this introductory webinar, Laura will discuss how to ethically collect seeds, clean them for storage, as well as the best methods for storing seeds.

Laura will also discuss the best methods for germinating your seeds indoors and outdoors and how to care for your newly sprouted seedlings.

To participate for this free online event, please email us at

The Zoom link will be sent out through email to registered participants.

Free Delivery Day to Barrie

Free Delivery Day to Barrie

We are offering free delivery to a Barrie pick-up location TBD on Thursday, May 27th.

Barrie and area residents! Order your native plants now and receive free delivery. Orders can be picked up May 27th between 6pm and 7pm at a location in town to be determined.

How to place on order for a pick-up date?

To make an order please visit our online store at

Once your order is complete and you are ready to check out, select the option ‘pick up’ and note in the Note to Seller comment box (which will appear at the end of your checkout) that you will be picking up in Barrie. If you are not able to pick up during the slotted times, please email us to arrange for local delivery to your address for a fee of $15.

Orders must made before May 25th, 9pm

As always, if you have questions please call us at 705-828-6313 or email us at

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