Gaia College is supporting SOUL (Society for Organic Urban Land Care) in preparing an application to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) for an addition to the National Occupation Classification (NOC) to recognize organic gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscapers. You can learn more about the NOC here. This information is used by the Government of Canada as well as current and future employers to reflect the ongoing occupational research to incorporate information on new occupations. This application will be a description of the unique work, skills and education for people working in the organic land care sector.

To help us out, please complete our short survey on your professional background, education and experience before midnight (local time) Sunday, November 19. You can find the survey here.