Sheridan Nurseries Limited
Sheridan Nurseries head office

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Sheridan Nurseries Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Noting its "green-thumb" line of business, Sheridan Nurseries is uniquely positioned to offer educational programs in the wider community, including the "Little Digger" program to introduce children to the plant life-cycle, the "Growing-up Green" school outreach program, the LEAF program to highlight native plant species and the "Fusion Garden Campaign" to highlight water efficient gardening techniques, developed in partnership with the Region of Peel
  • Sheridan Nurseries recently constructed a massive water recapture pond to collect rainwater and water run-off from its operations -- covering an area of 1.4 hectares, the 117 million litre pond naturally filters water through a series of settling ponds and has reduced the company's water draw from local sources by approximately 24 percent
  • Employees from Sheridan Nurseries various operations comprise the company's Green Stewards Steering Committee, which organizes a number of programs and plans future initiatives, from solar panel installations to plastic bag audits
Sheridan Nurseries employees at the gardening night school

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Scarborough ON, Whitby ON, Etobicoke ON, Mississauga ON, Unionville ON, Toronto ON, Kitchener ON, Georgetown ON, Norval ON, Glen Williams ON
Full-time employees in Canada 227
Employee green team Green Stewards Steering Committee
Senior executive to oversee initiatives yes
Unique green initiatives locally grown plants, re-usable shopping bags, re-usable shipping racks and crates, offers customers the "Sheridan Natural Solutions" natural/organic pest control products
In-house waste reduction and recycling retail and nursery plastic pot recycling, plastic shrink wrap
In-house environmental audit yes
Green community initiatives Halton Region for Earth Day, Region of Peel, Landscape Ontario for National Recycling Event
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, massive 117 million litre water recycling system (aka Lake Joubert) to capture and reuse irrigation and storm water runoff, rainwater collection from greenhouse roofs to a 378,000 litre cistern for irrigation use, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

Sheridan Nurseries Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Sheridan Nurseries employees wore their cherised hats for charity during National Hat Day

Highlights for New Grads

Major Canadian hiring locations Scarborough ON, Whitby ON, Etobicoke ON, Mississauga ON, Unionville ON, Toronto ON, Kitchener ON, Georgetown ON, Norval ON, Glen Williams ON
Full-time employees in Canada 227
Part-time employees in Canada 30
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $30K to $35K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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