Welcome To Ottawa Community Housing Corporation - Applying For The Landscape Maintenance Worker Position

Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCH) is a landlord who provides 15,000 homes to 32,000 residents including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and persons with special needs within many communities across the City of Ottawa. As the largest social and affordable housing provider in Ottawa and the second largest in Ontario, we manage two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio.

But we are no ordinary landlord. We are partner, supporter, and cheerleader in the lives of some 32,000 residents who live in affordable and social housing in Ottawa. Through our vision, mission and values, OCH provides homes that link people in need to supports and services that can help them lead healthy, safe and fulfilling lives. Call Centre, maintenance and community safety services are available to the tenants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While we are a non-profit organization, funded by and operating at arm’s length from the City of Ottawa, OCH operates a lean, high-functioning business model, with a social purpose that is well regarded across the social housing sector in Canada and abroad.

The work we do at OCH enables our tenants to fully participate in the socio-economic opportunities of the City.  By joining our team, you will play a vital role in the development of safe and healthy communities.  Together, we build homes and communities that embrace diversity inclusion.

At OCH, we strive to represent the diversity present within the communities we serve. We are committed to engaging employees in creating a workplace culture of inclusion and belonging, where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and feel valued. Our employees come from all different backgrounds, age groups, sexual orientations, speak a multitude of languages, and share different experiences and perspectives. We would not have it any other way.

OCH has also been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s top Employers for five years in a row. Click here to learn why: https://reviews.canadastop100.com/top-employer-ottawa-community-housing

We are proud because every day we make a difference!



Reporting to the Property Manager, the Landscape Maintenance Worker is responsible for the repair and maintenance of properties within the OCH portfolio. The scope of this work will involve the landscape in common areas and the yards of units. The primary duties include the requirement to:

  • Maintain OCH properties based on assigned work orders and in accordance with industry and OCH standards.
  • Prepare yards of vacant units for occupancy by tenants.
  • Ensure general safety and security for assigned areas at all times.
  • Maintain good tenant services and public relations.



A typical candidate will have the following qualifications and experience.  Exceptional candidates with different qualifications will be considered at the discretion of the employer if demonstrated experience, knowledge and ability warrant.

  • Minimum Grade 10 or equivalent plus relevant training in landscape maintenance.
  • A minimum of 12 months experience in landscape maintenance which includes experience operating a vehicle with trailer.
  • Health and safety training required by legislation and by OCH.



  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods and techniques of landscape maintenance as illustrated by previous work experience and practical testing.
  • Working knowledge of applicable Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • General knowledge of corporate policies and procedures related to health and safety.
  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools and tractor operation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tenants and all work related contacts.
  • Ability and skills to perform routine maintenance tasks
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work without close supervision.
  • Must possess the physical and technical capabilities to perform the duties of the position



The core competencies to effectively perform in this position are Delivers Great Service, Builds

Strong Work Relationships and Puts Learning to Work. It is expected that these behaviours are demonstrated up to and including the specified level for

each competency.

Delivers Great Service

Builds Strong Work Relationships

Puts Learning to Work






  • Oral fluency, reading and writing abilities in English are required.
  • Bilingualism preferred.



  • Must possess a valid class “G” driver’s licence or equivalent
  • Security Clearance is required
  • Drivers abstract
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as approved by Health Canada or listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization, a valid medical or other consideration under the Ontario Human Rights Code



Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) has been named the National Capital Region’s Top Employer for the past four years in a row and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2020.

OCH provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to our employees, including:

  • A commitment to work-life balance and access to alternate work arrangements
  • 100% employer paid medical and dental benefits including a healthcare spending account for flexibility in benefit coverage
  • A defined benefit pension with the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) where the employer matches the contributions of eligible employees
  • 33 days off in your first year of employment, including a combination of:
    • Vacation leave
    • Special leave
    • Personal day
    • Designated holidays
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top up for eligible employees
  • Access to a comprehensive employee discount program including corporate Good Life membership
  • Career development opportunities



Please apply on OCH's website via the link below:




Midnight EST, April 17th, 2022

OCH is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, please notify Human Resources and we will work with you to jointly address your needs.


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