BUFCO Careers


The Backyard Urban Farm Company (BUFCO) is an award winning, family-run, organic vegetable landscaping company that designs, installs, plants and maintains edible and native pollinator flower gardens for residential and commercial clients throughout the Toronto area. We empower urbanites to grow their own food and help them to reconnect with nature.

We develop and elevate committed, self-motivated nature-lovers who want to build a career in the organic land care profession. We provide challenging opportunities for all team members to enhance their skills, develop their interests, and test their limits in an encouraging, supportive, equitable and fun environment.

We strongly value and believe in diversity, and encourage all to apply. If the opportunity to join our team excites you, and you are driven to provide excellence in every endeavor, then BUFCO is the home for you.


Current Job Listings

We are always looking for inspired and inspiring people to work with us. BUFCO is an equal opportunity employer.

Administrative Assistant – Part time, Seasonal — Position Filled

Position: Seasonal – Part time – February to November
Locations: Toronto, Etobicoke
Compensation: $17.00 to $20.00 per hour

The role of the BUFCO Administrative Assistant is to support the Office Manager and gardening teams in the smooth operation of the Company head office and greenhouse. You will be responsible for a wide variety of office tasks such as filing, printing, data entry, social media posting, and correspondence, all in a fast paced, high energy environment.

This position also supports the Greenhouse Assistant who receives, organizes and cares for BUFCO seedling inventory, sorts pre-ordered seedling trays for touchless customer pickups, greet customers and loads their vehicles with their seedlings and other pre-purchased items.

Greenhouse Technician – Full time, 10 Weeks — Position Filled

Position: Seasonal – Full time for 10 weeks
Locations: Toronto, Etobicoke
Compensation: $17.00 to $20.00 per hour

As the BUFCO Greenhouse Technician, you are an avid plant lover who is passionate about caring for and nurturing plants, growing food and urban agriculture. You love of being outdoors, rain or shine and are a fast learner with a high aptitude for precision, efficiency, and accuracy. You are a motivated and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working in both a team environment or on your own.

Gardener, Entry Level – Full time, 12 weeks — Position Filled

Position: Seasonal – Full time for 12 weeks
Locations: Toronto and client locations throughout the city
Compensation: $16.00 to $18.00 per hour

As a BUFCO Gardener you are responsible for working as part of the gardening team, planting and maintaining beautiful, bountiful, incredible, edible gardens, as well as some pollinator and ornamental gardens. You will increase your already existing knowledge of organic growing methodologies and sustainable practices, and will assist the garden supervisor in helping to guide and coach our clients on basic vegetable, flower, and ornamental garden care.

Vegetable gardening is new to many of our clients who will look to the Gardening Team for information and inspiration. You will provide the highest quality work with great attention to detail, and participate in bringing a strong, unique aesthetic vision to their garden.

Gardener Technician – Full time, Seasonal — Position Filled

Position: Seasonal – Full time for 28-30 weeks
Locations: Toronto, Etobicoke
Compensation: $19.00 to $21.00 per hour

As a BUFCO Gardener you are responsible for working as part of the gardening team, planting and maintaining beautiful, bountiful, incredible, edible gardens, as well as some pollinator and ornamental gardens. You will increase your already existing knowledge of organic growing methodologies and sustainable practices, and will assist the garden supervisor in helping to guide and coach our clients on basic vegetable, flower, and ornamental garden care.

Vegetable gardening is new to many of our clients who will look to the Gardening Team for information and inspiration. You will provide the highest quality work with great attention to detail, and participate in bringing a strong, unique aesthetic vision to their garden.

Installation Labourer – Full time, Seasonal — Position Filled

Position: Seasonal – Full-time
Locations: Toronto and client locations throughout the city
Compensation: $16.00 to $18.00 per hour

As a BUFCO Installation Labourer, you will be a part of a team of experienced landscapers who assemble and install raised garden beds and other landscaping projects in a timely and efficient manner. You are a hard-working, capable individual, who loves physical work, the outdoors, and working cooperatively with other like-minded team members. You are eager to enhance your skills through training and hands-on experience and you are excited about the prospect of growing within the company.

Installation Technician – Full time, Seasonal — Position Filled

Position: Seasonal – Full time
Locations: Toronto and client locations throughout the city
Compensation: $20.00 to $24.00 per hour

As a BUFCO Installation Technician, you will help the Installation Manager manage and control the operational activities involved in the installation of raised garden beds and other carpentry projects. You are a hard-working, capable individual, who loves physical work, the outdoors, and working cooperatively with other like-minded team members. You are eager to enhance your skills through training and hands on experience and you are excited about the prospect of growing within the company.

Installation Supervisor– Full time, Seasonal — Position Filled

Position: Seasonal – Full-time
Locations: Toronto and client locations throughout the city
Compensation: $24.00 to $29.00 per hour

As the BUFCO Installation Supervisor you will assist the Installation Manager manage and control the operational activities involved in the installation of raised garden beds and other landscaping projects. You are a hard-working, capable individual who loves physical work, the outdoors, and working cooperatively with other like-minded team members. You bring significant relevant experience to this position, yet you are eager to enhance your skills through training and hands-on experience. You are excited about the prospect of growing within the company.

You are an inspiring leader with a positive and confident attitude who can develop, coach and train your team while helping them grow and thrive at BUFCO.

Operations Supervisor – Full time, $24-29 per hour

Position: Seasonal – Full time
Locations: Toronto, Etobicoke
Compensation: $24.00 to $29.00 per hour

As the BUFCO Operations Supervisor, you will report directly to the Operations Manager, and will be responsible for all tasks involved in maintaining the smooth operations of the BUFCO landscape yard and facilities.

You love working with your hands, love the outdoors, and have high levels of comfort working within a team and on your own. You have a keen interest in further developing your current skill set, and in learning more about BUFCO’s other pillar functions, including larger landscaping jobs that could include extensive raised bed installations, building fences, decks, and occasionally working with the gardening team. You are excited about the prospect of growing within the company for years to come.

You are an inspiring leader with a positive and confident attitude who can develop, coach and train your team while helping them grow and thrive at BUFCO.

If you are having trouble reaching us through email,
please feel free to apply through our contact form.

This page was last updated May 7, 2022.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT and EQUITY & ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

We gratefully acknowledge the privilege we have to be working and living on land that is the traditional territory of many First Nations, Inuit, and Mètis peoples, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron Wendat peoples. This sacred territory known as Turtle Island has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years and is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We recognize the violence and loss of culture that makes our presence on this land possible and recognize our responsibility to confront the violence and oppression in which we are complicit and to work to dismantle the structures and behaviours that perpetuate it. 

BUFCO is actively working to recognize our own contributions to the systemic inequities that exist in our society. We are committed to doing the hard work required to uproot racism in all its forms and to amplify and support the voices of those who experience racism. We understand the importance of listening with an open mind and heart to people impacted by inequity. We strive every day, in every action, to nurture and maintain an equitable working environment; to provide a path forward to fair, prosperous and hopeful futures for all; and to welcome people of all races, religions, nationalities, cultures, genders, sexual identities, languages, and abilities, so all can feel comfortable, respected, and valued.

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