• 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 21253 results.

    Progressive, Large Scale Grain Farm Agronomist
    Hebert Grain Ventures - Fairlight, SK
    Job Description:  Searching for candidate with experience in grain farm and oil seed._. _Currently recruiting a full time or part-time Agronomist for our farm operations.read more.
    Hebert Grain Ventures  4 days ago

    Grower Relationship Manager
    Agassiz Seed Farm Ltd. - Homewood, MB
    Job Description:  Our farm operation is celebrating its Farm Centennial in 2020. This full-time role will be responsible for executing the Agassiz Seed Farm Grower Relationship…read more.
    Agassiz Seed Farm Ltd.  4 days ago

    General Farm Worker (Seasonal Farm Labour (8431)
    Rocky Mountain Show Jumping LTD - De Winton, AB
    Job Description:  Haying equipment, Farm truck, Manure spreader, Tractor, Loader, Irrigation pumps and equipment. Feed and tend horses for Show Jumping competition, Operate and…read more.
    Rocky Mountain Show Jumping LTD  30+ days ago

    Farm Hand/Labourer
    Jackson Farm & Ranch Ltd - Medicine Hat, AB
    Job Description:  Progressive farm is located close to Medicine Hat. Regular maintenance and mechanical aptitude required on farm to operate equipment.read more.
    Jackson Farm & Ranch Ltd  30+ days ago

    Drivers needed for British Columbia
    Uride - British Columbia
    Job Description:  Uride is Canada's fastest growing ride sharing company. Full-time, part-time, and casual positions available. Get paid to drive when you want;read more.
    Uride  6 months ago

    MATE
    City of Toronto - Toronto, ON
    Job Description:  Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $31.26 - $34.26, TF4029 (wage grade 8). 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. - Weekends, Statutory Holidays and Eve.read more.
    City of Toronto  13 days ago

    Horse farm hand
    Beau Valley Stables - Didsbury, AB
    Job Description:  This is a thoroughbred breeding farm. Turning out horses, cleaning barns, helping with breeding and foaling, hauling hay, feed and general farm duties.read more.
    Beau Valley Stables  5 days ago

    Farm / General Labourer
    Canadian Rockies Hemp Corp - Bruderheim, AB
    Job Description:  Farm / General Labourer - Job Summary*. Operate farm and heavy machinery. Seeking a skilled, reliable general labourer to join our growing company.read more.
    Canadian Rockies Hemp Corp  19 days ago

    Audiologist- British Columbia
    Audicus - Remote
    Job Description:  Must have an active British Columbia License. Audicus is looking for audiologists for contract work in British Columbia Canada.read more.
    Audicus  30+ days ago

    Longhole Driller - Northern British Columbia
    Procon Group of Companies - Canada
    Job Description:  We are currently seeking experienced Longhole Drillers to join our project based in Northern British Columbia.read more.
    Procon Group of Companies  30+ days ago

    Foot Passenger Ticket Agent
    BC Ferries - Nanaimo, BC
    Job Description:  “We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”. At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in…read more.
    BC Ferries  6 days ago

    Telecommunications Technician - Rural (British Columbia)
    TELUS Communications - British Columbia
    Job Description:  Our Broadband Networks team is laying the foundation for the future, connecting homes and businesses across Canada to our TELUS PureFibre™ network.read more.
    TELUS Communications  30+ days ago

    Farm Hand
    Irvine Creek Farms Inc. - Sherwood Park, AB
    Job Description:  Our farm is located 10 minutes southeast of Edmonton. A driver's license with a clean abstract, and proven farm experience is essential.read more.
    Irvine Creek Farms Inc.  20 days ago

    Parks Interpreters and Communicators - Seasonal Wage Opportunities
    Government of Alberta - Canada - new
    Job Description:  These are seasonal wage opportunities. Do you love sharing your passion for the outdoors with others? Then we have a fantastic summer job for you!read more.
    Government of Alberta  3 days ago

    Supervisor, Parks Forestry
    City of Oshawa - Oshawa, ON
    Job Description:  Recruiting, supervising and training both full-time and seasonal staff. City of Oshawa, located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city…read more.
    City of Oshawa  13 days ago

    General Farm Worker
    Randy Bohun Farm - Richard, SK
    Job Description:  Maintain farm yard and buildings. Randy Bohun Farm, which also owns and operates Sunset Road Seeds, is currently looking for 3 General Farm Labourers to join…read more.
    Randy Bohun Farm  5 days ago

    FISHING LODGE HIRING FOR 2020 SEASON
    Arctic Lodges - Reindeer Lake, SK
    Job Description:  Seasonal position beginning early June - early September. Try something new this summer! Save money and escape the hussle of the city by working in the…read more.
    Arctic Lodges  30+ days ago

    general farm worker
    Ben & Donna Walter Farms Ltd. - Magrath, AB
    Job Description:  No degree, certificate or diploma. 7 months to less than 1 year. Grain, oil and forage crop. Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops.read more.
    Ben & Donna Walter Farms Ltd.  11 days ago

    Farm Worker
    Hulme Agra Products Inc - MacGregor, MB
    Job Description:  Hulme Agra Products is seeking a full time permanent employee to work on a grain farm at MacGregor, MB. The candidate must be in good physical condition and…read more.
    Hulme Agra Products Inc  14 days ago

    Farm Hand/Labourer
    Windhaven Holsteins - Vernon, BC - new
    Job Description:  Farm hand needed on dairy farm 5 afternoons a week Three hour shifts $18-20 per hour No experience necessary Perfect for student.read more.
    Windhaven Holsteins  3 days ago

    Grower 2
    PRT - Nelson, BC
    Job Description:  The area is nestled in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia located in the beautiful West Kootenay region, halfway between Vancouver…read more.
    PRT  6 days ago

    Mate/Crew for a Sailing Expedition Company
    Bluewater Adventures - North Vancouver, BC
    Job Description:  Since 1974, Bluewater has pioneered quality wilderness and wildlife eco-adventures in British Columbia and Alaska. North Vancouver from November – May.read more.
    Bluewater Adventures  30+ days ago

    Animal Attendants-Farm
    African Lion Safari - Ontario
    Job Description:  Duties can include cleaning & disinfecting animal quarters, handling hay & grain products to assist in feeding livestock, assisting in repairs of fencing and…read more.
    African Lion Safari  14 months ago

    Medical Science Liaison, Oncology British Columbia
    GSK - Vancouver, BC
    Job Description:  The MSL role supporting British Columbia provides non-promotional medical support, helping ensure the safe and effective use of GSK medicines, by creating…read more.
    GSK  30+ days ago

    Seasonal Collection Driver
    City of Calgary - Calgary, AB
    Job Description:  If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary.read more.
    City of Calgary  6 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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