Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries is a not-for-profit organization that has been caring for families in the GTA since 1826. We operate ten cemeteries, nine funeral centres and four cremation centres, all serving the distinct needs of the local communities where they are located. As a community partner and environmental steward, we constantly strive to set innovative standards for our industry, guided by new trends, and advancements in technology without compromising our long-held values. We are a collection of amazing people who recognize that what they do every day is genuinely meaningful to the families we serve.

We are looking for an Arborist to join our team at Elgin Mills Cemetery.

The Successful Candidate Will Be Required To:

  • Perform select tree surgery and tree maintenance related activities using proper arboricultural practices
  • Prune and trim live branches to enhance tree structure and reduce risk of failure
  • Remove dead branches and small to medium sized dead trees
  • Install cables and braces between codominant and weak unions
  • Ascend trees using rope and saddle
  • Attach rigging lines to affected branches/wood
  • Cut and lowerwood in coordination with other crew members
  • Prune branches that are impeding cemetery and burial operations
  • Cutand clear fallen branches and trees
  • Evaluate trees for structural strength, disease, nutrient deficiency, and insect infestation
  • Plant new trees in the ground
  • Provide post-installation care for new trees including watering and adding mulch
  • Establish safe work zones prior to commencing work
  • Clear the site and setting up high visibility safety cones
  • Participate in a daily safety check (tailboard talk)
  • Ensure the safety of all Arborists and passersby throughout the duration of activities
  • Ensure all equipment and tools are safely maintained and operated
  • Communicate with customers, visitors neighbours, fellow staff, and property managers as needed
  • Perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs as needed

Hours/Days of Work:

  • Monday to Friday 7:30AM – 4:00PM
  • Additional hours on evenings, nights, and weekends for emergencies
  • Overtime hours as required


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Arboriculture and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have or be able to obtain ISA certification (International Society of Arboriculture).
  • A valid Ontario “G” driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract
  • At least three years of experience in climbing, rigging, knots, chainsaw, and general arboricultural practices, or a similar role
  • Physical manual labour required, must be able to lift in work safe guidelines
  • Operation of a forestry truck (both driving and dumping)
  • Operation of a wood chipper and a variety of power tools including chainsaws and pole saw
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel

The successful candidate must be willing to travel to other MPGC location.

At Mount Pleasant Group, we believe our strength is in the passion of our people, and value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the team. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an environment where all individuals are respected, supported and can be their authentic self. We are dedicated to building an inclusive workforce that will allow us to collaborate on deeper levels and better serve the richly-diverse communities of which we are privileged to be a part. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds, experiences and identities who are equally committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Mount Pleasant Group is committed to providing equitable opportunities to all applicants and strives to ensure a barrier-free selection process. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Please include a cover letter as well as your resume as part of your application.