• 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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    geologist
    Davis Mining Corp. - Trout Lake, BC
    Job Description:  This job is located in beautiful Trout lake British Columbia. The successful candidate will be a seasoned geologist and ideally have 10 years experience working...read more.
    Davis Mining Corp.  7 days ago

    farm worker
    J & J Armstrong Ent. Inc. - Rouleau, SK
    Job Description:  Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment. No degree, certificate or diploma....read more.
    J & J Armstrong Ent. Inc.  24 days ago

    farm worker
    Nour-ish farm - Qualicum Beach, BC
    Job Description:  Farm veggies, lots of laughs, shared farm knowledge and a very good possibility of a mid day swim at the beach for a quick recharge....read more.
    Nour-ish farm  30+ days ago

    Farm Worker
    Dave's Produce Packs - Hampton, NB
    Job Description:  Established in 2009, DPP is a vegetable farm that provides customers weekly boxes ($40 or $50 option) of seasonal vegetables, herbs, local fruit, fresh artisan...read more.
    Dave's Produce Packs  20 days ago

    Maintenance Worker 2(A) (Forestry/Fire Crew)
    Province of Nova Scotia - Coxheath, NS
    Job Description:  The seasonal term of 6 months or more is expected to be April 3 to September 29, 2018. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job...read more.
    Province of Nova Scotia  5 days ago

    Order Picker
    Georg Fischer Piping Systems LTD - Mississauga, ON
    Job Description:  Perform daily shipping tasks (such as picking orders / double checking orders / packing). Here in Canada, getting clean water is usually just as easy as turning...read more.
    Georg Fischer Piping Systems LTD  30+ days ago

    Order Picker/Shipper Receiver
    BMI CANADA - Mississauga, ON
    Job Description:  Looking for a full time Warehouse order picker / shipping receiving , hard working, serious motivated and accurate with picking, reliable, strong experienced...read more.
    BMI CANADA  30+ days ago

    Horse Farm Worker - Summer Position
    Persley Den Farms - Acton, ON
    Job Description:  Please contact farm manager Brian Ferguson for more information. We are a busy Thoroughbred farm breeding high quality horses for the US market....read more.
    Persley Den Farms  13 days ago

    Order Picker (Afternoons 2-10:30pm)
    MARKS SUPPLY - Vaughan, ON
    Job Description:  You follow the picking process and double check your work. Assist other areas (Receiving, Shipping, Transfers) when Material Handler/Order Picking duties are...read more.
    MARKS SUPPLY  10 days ago

    ORDER PICKER, Day Shift, Full Time.
    CAN-PET INC. - Concord, ON
    Job Description:  *ORDER PICKER (Day Shift, Full Time).* Can-Pet Inc. is a Pet Food Distribution company located in Vaughan (Keele/Hwy#7) supplying pet foods and supplies to...read more.
    CAN-PET INC.  30+ days ago

    Horse Care
    Grass Stables - King City, ON
    Job Description:  Grass Stables is looking to fill a position. We are a boarding facility located at 2000 Davis Drive West, King On. We offer a great working environment. Wages...read more.
    Grass Stables  24 days ago

    Order Picker
    Metro Supply Chain - Calgary, AB
    Job Description:  Shipping/receiving, picking and packing orders, processing orders (where applicable) in the system, and other warehouse related job tasks....read more.
    Metro Supply Chain  12 days ago

    Farm worker
    Bal & Nav Farms Ltd. - Canyon, BC
    Job Description:  Bal & Nav Farms Ltd. Located at 4973 &4895 Canyon Lister Rd, Canyon, BC, Canada V0B1C1 is urgently looking for 10 fulltime permanent Farm Workers to work on...read more.
    Bal & Nav Farms Ltd.  26 days ago

    Order Picker/Packer
    AutoShack.com - Ottawa, ON
    Job Description:  Order picking, packing, wrapping, labeling, shipping and receiving products. 201 Iber rd.*....read more.
    AutoShack.com  8 days ago

    ORDER PICKER, Night Shift, Full Time.
    CAN-PET INC. - Concord, ON
    Job Description:  Order picking using Electric Walkie or Forklift:. ORDER PICKER (Night Shift, Full Time)*....read more.
    CAN-PET INC.  17 days ago

    HRIS Assistant (Seasonal)
    Calgary Stampede - Calgary, AB - new
    Job Description:  Production of timecards for Seasonal staff. Data management of information for approximately 3,500 seasonal employees....read more.
    Calgary Stampede  3 days ago

    General Labourer
    Canon Canada - Mississauga, ON
    Job Description:  You will be involved in duties related to order picking, packing, shipping and receiving. General Labourer (multiple jobs available)....read more.
    Canon Canada  23 days ago

    Order Picker/Packer (sports equipment)
    EOC of Canada, Ltd. - Etobicoke, ON
    Job Description:  Experienced with order picking and/or warehousing. _general labourer, production and manufacturing facility, manual and physical labor, warehouse, distribution...read more.
    EOC of Canada, Ltd.  4 days ago

    Farm Worker
    Sarabjit Kaur Dhanda, Harjinder - Surrey, BC
    Job Description:  Dhanda Farms located in Surrey is hiring Farm Workers. Clean working area including farm equipment. Operate and maintain farm machinery & equipment....read more.
    Sarabjit Kaur Dhanda, Harjinder  5 days ago

    Farm Worker
    Kwong Lee Farms - Surrey, BC
    Job Description:  Hiring Farm Worker for seeding, planting, cultivating, bunching and harvesting crops. This is a full time seasonal occupation from mid June until end of Sept...read more.
    Kwong Lee Farms  13 days ago

    Farm Worker
    W.FRIESEN ENTERPRISES - Surrey, BC
    Job Description:  Poultry farm worker (Surrey BC.). Friesen Farms at 1509-176 Street Surrey BC, V3S-9S7 are hiring for their poultry division, Full time poultry farm workers....read more.
    W.FRIESEN ENTERPRISES  13 days ago

    Farm Worker
    0961857 B.C. Ltd. - Surrey, BC
    Job Description:  Surrey, B.C., V3S-3X4, urgently requires full time, seasonal farm workers to work year round on their vegetable farms. 0961857BC Ltd located at 5688 - 168th St....read more.
    0961857 B.C. Ltd.  17 days ago

    Farm Worker
    Canadian Farms Produce Inc. - Surrey, BC
    Job Description:  Farm labourer NOC #8431. • Harvest crops, Prune crops, Remove weeds from the crop, sort & grade the farm produce....read more.
    Canadian Farms Produce Inc.  19 days ago

    ORDER PICKER
    Horizon Distributors - Burnaby, BC
    Job Description:  The job involves manually picking orders and building pallets for shipping; It could include other warehouse tasks and/or picking in the cooler and freezer....read more.
    Horizon Distributors  30+ days ago

    general farm worker
    C.J. Bradley & Sons Limited - Cottam, ON
    Job Description:  Languages English Education No degree, certificate or diploma Experience Experience an asset Type of Farm Operations Potato and vegetable Specific Skills...read more.
    C.J. Bradley & Sons Limited  19 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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