• British Columbia Farm Work - Harvest and Seasonal Jobs

    Supported by a resource-based economy, British Columbia thrives along the west coast of Canada with a broad geography and climate. Commonly referred to as BC, the province supports roughly 4.6 million residents. In addition to inhabitants, an impressive number of food products grow and prosper in the region. About 200 agricultural commodities yield a market value of nearly $2.9 billion. While farmers utilize only a measly four percent of land for commercial farming, the province still generates about six percent of the total gross farm receipts in Canada. Of the roughly 20,000 farmsteads spread across around 2.6 million hectares, almost 98 percent remain family-owned and operated, with corporations only owning two percent. Year-round and seasonal employment opportunities consistently become and remain obtainable in the North American territory. More than 6,500 farms, or 33 percent of total farms in the province, report to paying wages and salaries to farmworkers.

    Variations in cost of production, growing conditions, and a fluctuating market leads to continuous changes within the agriculture industry. The landscape consists of pastureland, about 50 percent, crops, around 20 percent, and other miscellaneous uses, such as summer fallow and seeded pastures. Over the years, farms specializing in hay, field vegetables, melons, sheep and goats, greenhouse vegetables, poultry and eggs, and fruit and nuts experienced widespread expansion. Declines took place in beef cattle, hog and pig, dairy, nursey, and grain farms. British Columbia entertains the largest amount of acreage for apricots, raspberries, bush blueberries, and sweet cherries in Canada. A little less than 17,000 hectares grow various types of berries and grapes. Approximately 620,000 cattle and calves prosper on farmsteads throughout the province. Other agricultural ventures, such as beekeeping, horses, bison, and organic produce, support the economy, as well.

    Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west side, British Columbia features rugged coastlines stretching for more than 17,000 miles. Mountainous fjords and uninhabited islands also scatter near the shore. The capital, Victoria, resides on the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. The narrow strip of island houses a dense population, while the western portions of the territory remain covered by a temperate rainforest. Spectacular scenic views comprise the Coast Mountains and the Inside Passage and offer a lot to the ecotourism industry.

    Of the terrain, approximately 75 percent of lands in the province prove mountainous, 60 percent forested, and a sparse amount of arable land at five percent. Merges of the North Pacific Ocean drift and Kuroshio Current give way to a mild oceanic climate, which frequently produces rain. The weather verges on a dry-summer Mediterranean and encounters pockets of subtropical conditions. High mountains shield the interior of the province and provide the area with a semi-arid climate and less than 10 inches of precipitation per year. Average temperatures range from three degrees Fahrenheit in Fort Nelson during winter to 89 degrees Fahrenheit in Osoyoos during summer.

    Close to 930,000 individuals find employment in agricultural-related work throughout British Columbia. Of the employees, nearly 545,000 hold year-round positions, while the rest occupy seasonal and temporary job titles. Spreads such as Northern Cherries Inc., located in Oliver, routinely seek migrant workers during harvest times. While most positions remain obtainable seasonally, employees still find generous work benefits. With competitive wages around $10.00 to $11.00 an hour, farm laborers may engage in picking, animal husbandry, machine operation, and general work. Common job titles range from farm worker, tractor operator, and orchard picker to vineyard pruner, animal caretaker, and farm supervisor. Depending on length of employment and occupation, employees earn paid time off, health insurance, and discounts on produce.

    Whether an experienced professional or starting in the industry for the first time, candidates locate positions on farmsteads either through online applications or applying directly in person. Ideally, aspirants demonstrate previous farming skills through detailed resumes, which highlight former employers and educational background. Workers should possess reliable transportation and flexible availability. Many larger operations hire dozens of staff members before busy harvests begin, while smaller establishments seek general laborers skilled in several facets of agriculture. Recruiters search for potential employees able to commit seasonally or long-term, physically capable of meeting strenuous duties, and dedicated to the development of successful farmsteads.


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    Jobs 2 thru 26 of 21045 results.

    Farm Hand/Labourer
    Toprock Farms Ltd. - Perth, ON
    Job Description:  Dairy Farm seeking reliable general farm labourer /dairy herdsperson. Operate and Maintain Farm Machinery and Equipment. Duties include but not limited to:read more.
    Toprock Farms Ltd.  4 days ago

    Seasonal Gift Basket Assembly & Packaging
    The Gift Group - Scarborough, ON
    Job Description:  \*\*This is a full time Seasonal position\*\**. We are looking for individuals who are creative and energetic. Packaging tasks are also part of the job.read more.
    The Gift Group  23 hours ago

    Gift Basket Assembly & Packaging
    The Gift Group - Scarborough, ON - new
    Job Description:  \*\*This is a full time Seasonal position\*\**. We are looking for individuals who are creative and energetic. Packaging tasks are also part of the job.read more.
    The Gift Group  3 days ago

    Warehouse Operator
    AGRIS Co-operative Ltd - Cottam, ON
    Job Description:  Are you looking for a hands-on opportunity supporting local farms and farm families in your community to expand their participation in the Agri-Food Value Chain…read more.
    AGRIS Co-operative Ltd  12 days ago

    greenhouse worker
    Klassen Greenhouse Farms Inc. - Cottam, ON
    Job Description:  No degree, certificate or diploma. Up to 45 kg (100 lbs). Report signs of insect or disease damage. Assist in pruning trees, shrubs and plants.read more.
    Klassen Greenhouse Farms Inc.  30+ days ago

    Seasonal Sales, Cashier and Stock Associates
    COACH - Halton Hills, ON
    Job Description:  Coach at the Toronto Premium Outlet is looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals to join our team this Holiday season.read more.
    COACH  30 days ago

    Farm Labourer
    Hendrix Genetics Ltd. - St. George Brant, ON
    Job Description:  As a Farm Labourer you will be working with team members in egg collection, completing general barn duties which involves feeding and bedding, maintaining and…read more.
    Hendrix Genetics Ltd.  30+ days ago

    Horse care and barn worker full or part time
    Grass Stables - Greater Toronto Area, ON
    Job Description:  Grass Stables is looking to hire. We are a boarding facility located at 2000 Davis Drive West, King On. We offer a great working environment, quality equipment…read more.
    Grass Stables  13 days ago

    Contact Centre Associate
    The YMCA of Greater Toronto - Toronto, ON - new
    Job Description:  Flexibility regarding assigned work schedule (shifts will be afternoons and evenings, with seasonal summer weekend work). Knowledge of CLASS system is an asset.read more.
    The YMCA of Greater Toronto  2 days ago

    Farm Hand/Maintenance Person for Horse Farm
    Carousel Ridge Ltd - Sherwood Park, AB
    Job Description:  Busy horse farm is looking for a reliable person to work full time. Position is starting January 1 2020 and will finish June 30 2020 to cover a maternity leave.read more.
    Carousel Ridge Ltd  24 days ago

    Temporary Holiday Market Booth Manager
    The G.O.o.D Sweets - Toronto, ON
    Job Description:  This is a seasonal position with the possibility of being hired on as permanent staff afterward.⁠. Do you love the magic of the Holidays?!read more.
    The G.O.o.D Sweets  14 days ago

    General Production - Full Time - London, ON.
    Cargill - London, ON
    Job Description:  Execute day-to-day activities including but not limited to, cutting, packaging, picking, sorting & moving product. While performing the duties of.read more.
    Cargill  13 months ago

    CLERK I - PARKS
    City of Brampton - Brampton, ON
    Job Description:  Records applications and co-ordinates the recruitment of part time seasonal staff. Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton.read more.
    City of Brampton  6 days ago

    Intake Assistant
    MEOW Foundation - Calgary, AB
    Job Description:  Driving to and from veterinary appointments and foster homes, setting and picking up humane traps, receiving food and litter shipments and extra care and…read more.
    MEOW Foundation  26 days ago

    Seasonal Help - Printed Photo Products Group - Weekend Shifts
    FUJIFILM - Mississauga, ON
    Job Description:  We are currently accepting resumes for seasonal help working at the Fujifilm Canada location in Mississauga where we produce these fun and creative products…read more.
    FUJIFILM  30+ days ago

    farm manager
    King Cole Ducks Limited - Newmarket, ON
    Job Description:  Manage overall operation of farm. Maintain farm machinery, equipment and buildings. Secondary (high) school graduation certificate.read more.
    King Cole Ducks Limited  10 days ago

    Part Time Warehouse Worker
    Pet Valu - Toronto, ON
    Job Description:  Mastery premiums for achieving and maintaining high picking standards. Select stock according to store order sheet picking and packing instructions.read more.
    Pet Valu  30+ days ago

    General Farm Labourer
    Gatzke Orchard - Lake Country, BC
    Job Description:  _Seasonal Farm Labourer beginning May 2020_. _\*Previous experience picking is an asset_. _Gatzke Orchard is a Heritage Farm located in Lake Country BC.read more.
    Gatzke Orchard  30+ days ago

    Seasonal Sales Associate (DAY TIME ONLY)
    Bath & Body Works (Squareone) - Mississauga, ON
    Job Description:  This is for a seasonal (contract) holiday sales associate starting Nov to January. We are looking for mature individuals who loves customer service.read more.
    Bath & Body Works (Squareone)  17 days ago

    farm supervisor
    Canadian Nature Roots LTD. - Stratford, PE
    Job Description:  Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed. Co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers.read more.
    Canadian Nature Roots LTD.  30+ days ago

    Farm Worker/Labourer
    Foothills Nurseries LTD. - Indus, AB
    Job Description:  Outdoor Farm Work, Physically Fit Required. Related Farm Tasks, Straightening Trees and Staking. Seasonal From April to November 2020, Mon-Fri 44 Hours a week.read more.
    Foothills Nurseries LTD.  30+ days ago

    Preschool Teacher Trainee (Casual, On-Call)
    Langara College - Vancouver, BC - new
    Job Description:  Knowledge of the legislation and regulations governing child care facilities and programs in the Province of British Columbia. 4:30PM on December 20, 2019.read more.
    Langara College  3 days ago

    Part Time Seasonal Delivery Walkers
    UPS Canada - Edmonton, AB
    Job Description:  Is currently looking for *Seasonal Part-time Delivery Walkers *within the City of Edmonton and surrounding areas including St.read more.
    UPS Canada  10 days ago

    Associate Scientist - Drug Discovery
    Nuvis Technologies Inc. - Mississauga, ON
    Job Description:  Should be able to independently process Cryo-EM data including particle picking, 2D image classification, re-construction of 3-D images and refinement using…read more.
    Nuvis Technologies Inc.  17 days ago

    Public Information Officer I
    City of Edmonton - Edmonton, AB
    Job Description:  The Province of Alberta is a party to the Federal Agreement on Internal Trade, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility with British Columbia and the New West…read more.
    City of Edmonton  4 days ago

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    Directory of Farms, Orchards, etc in or near British Columbia regions

    Note: The information below is simply a list of farms, growers, or orchards in the British Columbia area. Being listed below does not necessarily mean that they are currently looking to hire labor. You should contact them to inquire about employment availabilities.

    A and J Farms
    26032 16 Ave, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2L4
    604-856-4206
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Figs, Squash, Grapes, Plums, Tomatoes, Quail, Chicken, Eggs, Lamb
    Abby Lane Farm
    7233 Mays Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 6A6
    250-709-5405
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds, Corn, Sunflowers, Eggs
    Aldor Acres
    8301 252nd St, Langley, BC V4W 1T1
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Dairy, Pumpkins, Christmas Trees, Apples
    Alouette Tree Farm
    23083 132nd Ave, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 0A8
    604-467-0100
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Blueberries, Christmas Trees, Seasonal Vegetables, Seasonal Fruits
    ASH Berry Farm
    3210 Royston Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R3
    250-336-8872
    Harvest Time: May - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Bear Hill Blueberry Farm
    5939 Bear Hill Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2J3
    250-652-1338
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May - August
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Blue Haven Farm
    2046 Idiens Way, Comox, BC V9N 3Y9
    250-334-7964
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May - August
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Clingan Blueberry Farm
    24576 32 Ave, Langley, BC V2Z 2J5
    604-534-7360
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May - September
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Covert Farms Organics
    38614 107th St, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
    250-498-2731
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Potatoes, Beets, Eggplant, Strawberries, Cherries, Grapes, Tomatoes, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables
    Davison Orchards Country Village
    3111 Davison Road, Vernon, BC V1H 1A2
    250-549-3266
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May - October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Apricots, Peaches, Apples, Beans, Peas, Peppers, Cucumbers, Squash, Pumpkins, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables
    Deane Farms
    1275 Carson Rd, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0
    250-442-3400
    Harvest Time: April - October
    Main Crops: Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers, Melons, Bedding Plants, Vegetables Transplants, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables
    DFG Blueberries
    11071 Blundell Rd, Richmond, BC V6Y 1L4
    604-273-5829
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June - October
    Main Crops: Organic Blueberries
    Dickinson Family Farm
    17208 Bentley Rd, Summerland, BC VOH 1Z3
    Harvest Time: May - October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Pears
    Driediger Farms
    7361 240th St, Langley, BC V1M 3P8
    604-888-1685
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May - September
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Currants
    Dudink’s Garden & U-Pick Berry Farm
    2219 Gomerich Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1R8
    250-740-0302
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Potatoes, Beets, Chard, Spinach, Cabbages, Roses, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables, Nursery Plants
    Emma Lea Farms
    2727 Westham Island Rd, Delta, BC V4K 3N2
    604-946-8216
    Harvest Time: May - October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Tayberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries, Beans, Peas, Cabbages, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables
    Formosa Nursery
    12617 203rd St, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 4A1
    604-465-3359
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Organic Blueberries, Persimmons, Apples, Plums, Grapes, Cherries, Pears, Seasonal Fruits, Nursery Plants, Trees, Shrubs
    Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm
    49350 Prairie Central Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6H3
    604-794-3999
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Organic Carrots, Beets, Zucchini, Squash, Beans, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Lettuces, Kale, Corn, Chard, Blueberries, Strawberries, Beef, Eggs
    Gatzke Orchards
    15686 Hwy 97, Oyama, BC V4V 2G4
    250-548-3444
    Harvest Time: May - October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Strawberries, Blueberries, Seasonal Fruits
    Hanna & Hanna Orchards
    3181 11th Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2S8
    250-832-4574
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Apples, Seasonal Fruits, Nursery Plants
    Hoodoo Ranch
    9730 Hwy 8, Spences Bridge, BC V0K 2L0
    250-458-2441
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May - October
    Main Crops: Organic Cherries, Apricots, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Seasonal Fruits, Seaosnal Vegetables
    Krause Berry Farms
    6179 248th St, Langley, BC V4W 1C3
    Harvest Time: May - November
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Beans, Corn, Potatoes
    Le Coteau Farms
    304 Walton Pl, Victoria, BC V9E 2A4
    250-658-5888
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Nursery Plants, Bedding Plants, Trees, Blueberries
    Maan Farms
    790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7N4
    604-864-5723
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: March - November
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Strawberries, Seasonal Vegetables, Seasonal Fruits
    McClintock’s Farm
    3419 Dove Creek Rd, Courtenay, BC V9J 1P3
    250-334-4562
    Harvest Time: May - August
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blueberries
    No. 5 BlueBerry Farm
    7040 No.5 Rd, Richmond, BC V6Y 2V2
    604-836-7888
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June - October
    Main Crops: Organic Blueberries
    North Arm Farm
    1888 Sea to Sky Hwy 99, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
    604-894-5379
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: April - January
    Main Crops: Apples, Cherries, Plums, Peaches, Apricots, Spinach, Garlic, Squash, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables
    Paynter's Fruit Market
    3687 Paynter Rd, Westbank, BC V4T 1R1
    250-768-7313
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May - October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Apples, Tomatoes, Peppers, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables
    Rondriso Farms
    8390 172nd St, Surrey, BC V4N 3G4
    604-574-5585
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Beets, Broccoli, Pumpkins, Cabbages, Potatoes, Carrots, Cauliflower, Seasonal Vegetables, Beef
    Shamrock Farm
    2276 Anderton Rd, Comox-Strathcona B, BC V9M 4B2
    250-339-1671
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May - October
    Main Crops: Lavender, Garlic, Apples, Pumpkins, Honey, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables
    Surrey Farms
    5180 152nd St, Surrey, BC V3S 0L2
    604-574-1390
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Hazelnuts, Plums, Cherries, Onions, Lettuces, Spinach, Zucchini, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables, Flowers, Nursery Plants
    The Apple Barn - Taves Family Farm
    333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5Y1
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Apples, Christmas Trees, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables
    Thorncrest Farms
    451 Arnold Rd, Abbotsford, BC V3G 1S4
    604-852-5736
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May - October
    Main Crops: Gooseberries, Currants
    Vantreight Farms
    8277 Central Saanich Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7
    250-652-7777
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Daffodils, Gladiolas, Tulips, Strawberries, Lettuces, Radishes, Squash, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables, Flower Bulbs
    Willow View Farms
    288 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8A2
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Potatoes, Apples, Seasonal Fruits, Seasonal Vegetables

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