Agriculture & outdoor activities

Pruner or pruner

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Job title Pruner or pruner
Organization All boroughs and departments of the City of Montreal
Recipients City employees and external candidates
Type of position to be filled Bank of projected candidates
Registration period From January 22 to March 31, 2021


Hourly rate (2017): $ 31.14
Treatment group: 14-013
The hourly rate will be updated when the collective agreement is renewed.

Notice of modification

Job category: Worker and worker
Schedule: 36 hours per week – availability required during the day, week and weekend according to the employer’s needs
Address: the entire territory of the City of Montreal

This process aims to build a bank of candidates to meet all needs (full-time, part-time, or on-call)


Arboriculture is your passion? Do you want to spend your days in the city parks and have your office 10 meters high? The City of Montreal is looking for people like you to meet the annual, seasonal, and permanent needs of several boroughs.

Your mandate

Your main task is to prune trees located on city property, in parks, gardens and medians. You contribute to the best possible conservation of trees by respecting their physiology and by ridding them of dead, harmful or dangerous branches. You should also practice felling, bracing, bolting, and surgery as needed.

More specifically, you:

  • ensure the safety of the site throughout the various interventions by installing the appropriate signaling devices, (to divert traffic, signal the danger to passers-by, secure the work by dropping sections of trunk or branches, using cables, avoid damaging trees and property;
  • Climb trees using ladders and climb through tops and branches using cables. Consolidate weak or too low branches using rigid or flexible shrouds;
  • cut the branches using pruning shears or a saw, respecting the working methods and the pruning and felling operations;
  • repair tears and wounds with pruning shears and scissors. Felling trees with suitable tools while respecting working methods.


  • Diploma of vocational studies (DEP) in tree pruning.
  • 1 year of pruning experience.
  • Knowledge of pruning, pruning, felling, surgery, shredding and stump removal methods.
  • Knowledge of business risks and preventive measures.
  • Knowledge of physiology and identification of trees.
  • Class 3 driver’s license.
  • Certificate card for the general health and safety course (ASP).


  • Major challenges
  • A career serving the people of Montreal
  • Compensation and competitive advantages
  • Work-life balance
  • The opportunity to advance your career

Be proud or proud to work for the largest employer in the metropolitan area and the largest French-speaking metropolis in North America. The City of Montreal is more than 28,000 talents who contribute every day to the growth of the City and to making a difference for the population and the public good.


Considering diversity as a real asset, the City of Montreal invites women, Aboriginals, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities to apply. Please identify yourself when applying.

Make sure to attach all documents proving that you meet the required conditions and follow the progress of your application in your online application package. We will only communicate with those whose applications are successful.


The City of Montreal offers a work environment where respect, diversity, equity and inclusion are paramount values.
With its equal access to employment programs and professional integration programs, the City is taking concrete measures to increase diversity within its work teams.

Included, the City strives to reduce obstacles in the workplace encountered by people with disabilities and implements measures to facilitate accessibility. In this regard, adaptations during the skills assessment process can be offered on request.

Thank you for helping to diversify and enrich the Montreal public service.

** To apply, you must click on the “Apply” button and submit your application directly on the Government of Quebec’s online recruitment site.