• 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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    vegetable packer - farm
    Platinum Produce - Blenheim, ON
    Job Description:  Additional Skills Clean work area Weight Handling Up to 9 kg (20 lbs) Type of Crops Bell peppers Tomatoes Work Site Environment Cold/refrigerated…read more.
    Platinum Produce  14 days ago

    Package Handler- Warehouse
    FedEx Ground Warehouse - Delta, BC
    Job Description:  FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES AVAILABLE (minimum 3 days availability required, Saturday or Sunday required depending on shift).read more.
    FedEx Ground Warehouse  12 days ago

    Order Builder - Seasonal
    Coca-Cola Northeast - Windsor, ON
    Job Description:  High school diploma, GED or equivalent preferred. Experience working with manual or powered pallet jacks preferred.read more.
    Coca-Cola Northeast  5 days ago

    Fruit Farm Worker
    Prica Global Enterprises Inc. - Waterloo, ON
    Job Description:  Comfortable working on feet and/or ladder for several hours per day in a variety of weather conditions. The Fruit Farm Worker will be responsible for planting,…read more.
    Prica Global Enterprises Inc.  19 days ago

    Client Service Representative
    ICBC - Burnaby, BC
    Job Description:  Completed grade 12 education or equivalent. Hours will include a full day on Monday and Saturday plus an additional one or two shifts up to five.read more.
    ICBC  5 days ago

    Farm worker
    Lulu Island Agriculture - Cawston, BC
    Job Description:  1)Develop, prepare, upkeep vineyard; 2)Planting,pruning, netting; 3)Grape Harvest Application deadline: 2021-09-10 Job Type: Full-time Salary: $15.20 per…read more.
    Lulu Island Agriculture  16 days ago

    General Farm Worker
    Pelee Acres Inc. - Leamington, ON
    Job Description:  Possibility of working at heights or lifting 15-25lbs. Crop Start-up: placing drip hose, planting, Hanging strings, clipping plants, applying biologicals,…read more.
    Pelee Acres Inc.  28 days ago

    Farm Labourer
    T & J Haskett Farms Ltd. - Vittoria, ON
    Job Description:  You will be required to plant, cultivate and irrigate crops, harvest crops, examine produce for quality and prepare for market. Job Types: Full-time, Temporary.read more.
    T & J Haskett Farms Ltd.  12 days ago

    fruit or vegetable picker
    Thwaites Farms Ltd. - Langton, ON
    Job Description:  Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies and farm produce, livestock and poultry. Up to 23 kg (50 lbs). Pick row and orchard crops.read more.
    Thwaites Farms Ltd.  30+ days ago

    Vegetable Packer
    Daily Fresh Produce - Abbotsford, BC
    Job Description:  Sorting, Weighing and packing fruit and vegetables on the farm. Load, unload and transsfer crates, supplies, farm produce and products for transport.read more.
    Daily Fresh Produce  30+ days ago

    Cashier/Sales
    Spirit Halloween - Saanich, BC
    Job Description:  Wages range from a start of 16.50 per hour and up based on experience and availability. We also offer bonus pay for set up days and end of season takedown.read more.
    Spirit Halloween  30+ days ago

    Senior Crew - Farm
    Highline Mushrooms West Limited - Crossfield, AB
    Job Description:  Prior experience or training in the operation of heavy equipment preferred. Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment such as but not limited to the…read more.
    Highline Mushrooms West Limited  30 days ago

    Seasonal Sales Associate
    Spirit Halloween - Port Coquitlam, BC
    Job Description:  Acknowledges all guests through a greeting, smile or eye contact regardless of the task at hand. We are looking for creative, high energy, fun people with…read more.
    Spirit Halloween  30+ days ago

    General Alpaca/Cattle Farm Worker
    Kensington Prairie Farm Ltd. - Langley, BC - new
    Job Description:  Basic farm knowledge (usually obtained from working on a family farm or similar work situation) - employer willing to train; Job Types: Full-time, Permanent.read more.
    Kensington Prairie Farm Ltd.  3 days ago

    Warehouse Associate - Nights
    Uline - Edmonton, AB
    Job Description:  High school diploma or equivalent. Replenish overnight / night picking locations and unload trailers. 25 Richardson Drive, St. Albert, AB T8N 7W4.read more.
    Uline  30+ days ago

    Labourer 3
    University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC
    Job Description:  Secondary school education and/or completion of high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to lift/move 50 lbs.read more.
    University of British Columbia  7 days ago

    Farm Worker
    Protolight Farms Inc. - Leamington, ON
    Job Description:  No degree, certification or diploma. Fast-paced environment, repetitive tasks, handling of heavy workloads, physically demanding, standing for long periods,…read more.
    Protolight Farms Inc.  20 days ago

    Cashier - FreshCo, Mission, British Columbia
    FreshCo, Mission, British Columbia - Mission, BC - new
    Job Description:  We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.*.read more.
    FreshCo, Mission, British Columbia  1 day ago

    Farm Worker
    Circle D Ranch - Ibex Valley, YT
    Job Description:  For the haskap berry picking season you will assist with managing U-Pickers and Wwoofers. Ibex Valley, YT Full Time.read more.
    Circle D Ranch  26 days ago

    Haunted Attraction Actor
    Maan Farms - Abbotsford, BC
    Job Description:  We are looking for individuals who are willing to step outside the box, learn new skills and give it their all each night *. Job Types: Part-time, Temporary.read more.
    Maan Farms  26 days ago

    Farm Worker
    Blue Seal Farm - Rutherglen, ON
    Job Description:  We would prefer someone with some farm or farm related experience. I wil not accept somebody texting friend or watching face book or getting text from there…read more.
    Blue Seal Farm  20 days ago

    general farm worker
    Fehr Farms / Corey Fehr - Wadena, SK
    Job Description:  Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment. Clean and maintain work space.read more.
    Fehr Farms / Corey Fehr  13 days ago

    Apple Picker
    La Fleur du Pommier - Cocagne, NB
    Job Description:  Seasonal full-time (early Sept -mid Oct). Monday-friday 8am-4:30pm weather permitting including some Saturdays. No experience required though an asset.read more.
    La Fleur du Pommier  30+ days ago

    General Farm Worker
    Fox Harb’r Resort - Fox Harbour, NS
    Job Description:  No experience or education required. Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner.read more.
    Fox Harb’r Resort  23 days ago

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    Lush Handmade Cosmetics - Vancouver, BC
    Job Description:  Accustomed to working in a highly seasonal, high pressure environment. Inventory control, supply chain, distribution or warehouse experience.read more.
    Lush Handmade Cosmetics  30+ 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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