Horticultural and

seasonal trades

Master of recruitment

Shape your team to perfection

We have over 10 years of expertise in international recruitment in the horticultural sector. Our rigorous interview process and extensive network allow us to identify exceptional talents. Our candidates mainly come from Guatemala and Mexico and are meticulously selected to match your specific hiring needs. We also ensure complete administrative and operational preparation, facilitating a smooth transition to the Quebec labor market. Our goal is to be your partner of choice for all your horticultural staffing needs.

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Talents for all seasons

We recruit a variety of profiles suited to the needs of the horticultural and seasonal sector. Whether it’s maintenance and landscaping workers, team leaders, machinery operators, agronomists, horticulturists, greenhouse workers, or landscape architects, we have the candidate you need. With over 1 000 workers placed each year, we have a significant impact on the market.

  • Sustained human integration: Continuous support to ensure successful integration of workers, thus strengthening a durable working relationship season after season.
  • Agile and effective legal team: In an industry where every day counts, our expert legal team ensures a rapid and regulation-compliant hiring process. Avoid delays and maximize your season with our unparalleled legal support.
  • Candidate excellence: On one hand, our in-depth knowledge of the Quebec horticultural and seasonal market allows us to precisely target your needs. On the other hand, our recruiters based directly in Mexico guarantee quality candidate selection without intermediaries. These two areas of expertise converge to offer you exceptional candidates, ready to efficiently integrate into your company.
  • Adaptability: whether you are a large company or a small-scale employer, we customize our services to meet your needs.
  • Complete transportation management: from plane ticket to final destination: Thanks to our own in-house travel agency, we take care of every detail, from purchasing the plane ticket to airport assistance. Our team accompanies both you and the worker at every step of the journey, from the country of origin to your workplace and home, for a seamless transition
  • With a 98% retention rate, our seasonal workers, whether from Guatemala or Mexico, choose to return year after year to the same employer. In 2023, we welcomed nearly 1 00 loyal workers.


Frequently asked questions

How are your workers selected?

Our workers are selected based on your hiring criteria. We conduct face-to-face interviews in Mexico or Guatemala.

What is the minimum duration of a contract?

Although there is no minimum contract duration, a period of 4 months is recommended to encourage workers to return.

Do the same workers come back year after year?

Indeed, once you have selected a worker, they become a dedicated resource for your company. You will therefore have priority for their employment in future seasons. Initial training and integration usually occur in the first year, making subsequent years easier. However, our support for integration continues each year, ensuring a smooth transition and a lasting work relationship. Moreover, it is not uncommon for our workers to maintain long-term professional relationships with their employers, some lasting over 10 years.

What is the maximum duration of a seasonal contract?

Typically, the seasonal exemption from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) limits contract duration to 9 months annually. However, there are ways to extend this duration: Through programs like streamlined processing, which can offer exemptions based on the National Occupational Classification (NOC). By calculating the 20% limit of foreign employees within your company, which could also allow for a longer-term contract approval.

What is the limit of foreign workers that can be hired by an employer in Canada?

The limit of foreign workers an employer can hire varies based on several factors, including the nature of the position. Take the example of a landscape worker: normally, an employer can have up to 20% of their workforce composed of Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW). However, there is a seasonal exception allowing the employer, once a year, to submit a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application for an unlimited number of foreign workers for seasonal positions. Additionally, for certain trades that are part of streamlined processing programs or for high-wage positions, there is no imposed limit on the number of foreign workers that can be hired.


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