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When not enough skilled people are around to fill job vacancies, potential employees hold all the cards. Right now there are three or four jobs available for every new college-trained horticulture graduate, and that trend is going to continue. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that when you’re ready to enter the work force, employers will be almost fighting over you? Hold on one minute, you might say: “I don’t want anyone fighting over me because I’m going into business for myself.” Once again, the horticulture industry can help turn your ambition into reality. The current situation in the marketplace is such that public demand for landscaping services is very high, and is increasing steadily. This means that the prospects for starting your own business are extremely good.

In all areas of the horticulture industry, skilled individuals can call their own shots and write their own tickets to success.

"Direct and indirect employment generated by the sector has increased from 99,154 in 2002, to 132,766 jobs in 2007. During this time, horticultural services have generated the highest job growth...This is an annual employment growth rate of 11.8 percent."
(Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance, 2009)
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