Sheridan Nurseries Limited
An employee at Sheridan Nurseries plants flowers  

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Sheridan Nurseries Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • A number of Sheridan Nurseries' employees recently attended a unique Fusion Gardening class (organized with the Region of Peel) to learn more about environmentally-friendly landscaping to reduce water use and runoff -- the company has since installed a demonstration garden at its Mississauga location
  • Noting its green-thumb, Sheridan Nurseries is uniquely positioned to offer educational programs to the wider community, such as the "Growing-up Green" school outreach program that provides plantings to help "green" school yards, and the "National Tree Day Planting" program that are hosted at eight local elementary schools to plant native tree species on their school properties
  • Sheridan Nurseries is a good example of an organization that is tackling the impact of its operations directly through a large pot recycling program -- the program includes a goal of ensuring the return and reuse of larger pots (over 25,000 reused last year) -- the company also takes back all smaller pots for recycling as many municipal programs do not accept these containers (with over 40,500kg captured last year)
Staff at Sheridan Nurseries taking part in Halton's 22-Minute Makeover  

Highlights

Industry Nursery and garden center
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 228
Employee green team Green Stewards
Senior executive who oversees initiatives CEO & President
Green highlights locally grown plants, reusable shopping bags, reusable shipping racks and crates, organic pest control products, offers customers Sheridan Natural Solutions (natural/organic pest control products), reduced herbicide use by 60 per cent with new low volume sprayer technology, is testing new reusable tree clamps (eliminated the demand for bamboo and plastic ties)
Noteworthy initiatives 117 million litre water recycling system (also known as Lake Joubert) to capture and reuse irrigation and storm water runoff and a 100 million litre retention pond and wetland at the Glen Williams farm property
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, rainwater collection from greenhouse roofs to a 378,000 litre cistern for irrigation use
Extended recycling retail and nursery plastic pot recycling and return for reuse program (diverted approximately 25,000 pots for reuse and recycled 40,590kg of plastic), plastic shrink wrap, aluminum containers, e-waste
Commuter amenities yes
Community partnerships Region of Peel (partnered to train eight employees in "fusion" gardening techniques to reduce water use and runoff), National Tree Day Planting (partnership with eight local elementary schools to plant native tree species on their school properties), Growing Up Green (in-house program for school fundraising and awareness), Earth Day (volunteers joined the Halton Hills 22 Minute Makeover)

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.
A Sheridan Nurseries employee meets a new friend at the annual company picnic

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Nursery and garden center
Full-time employees in Canada 100 to 250
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
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits 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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