• Nova Scotia Farm Work - Harvest and Seasonal Jobs

    Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada, only ahead of Prince Edward Isle in terms of total land mass. The large peninsular territory comprises 55,000sqkm or 21,000sqmi. Just shy of one million people reside in the ocean-side province, which boasts a wine industry often compared to regions of heavy wine production in France. Other top commodities include fur, dairy, cattle, blueberries, eggs, poultry, and strawberries. Various assortments of field vegetables also grow throughout the seaboard province.

    The Nova Scotia agricultural industry consists of around 4,000 farms nationwide. Organic farming, mostly in conjunction with greenhouse efforts, comprise around 9.5% of total farming operations in the region, which sits well above the national average of 6.8%. Dairy products and poultry account for nearly 50% of cash receipts annually. Combined, the two trades value at more than $227 million CAD. The next five most profitable commodities sold in the province total just under $140 million CAD annually. As a whole, agricultural efforts bring in over $500 million CAD per year.

    Consistent precipitation and warm summer months create ideal settings for a thriving agricultural industry. Each year, Nova Scotia farming benefits from 100cm to 150cm of precipitation spread steadily throughout the calendar. Northern and inland areas receive the most precipitation each year, while coastal and southern areas experience elongated and prolific bouts of fog instead of rain or snow. Residents of major seaside cities like Halifax and Yarmouth sometimes encounter more than 100 days of fog annually. Greenhouses dedicated to farming now comprise roughly 3.4 million sqft., with continued pushes to expand the industry.

    Around 10,000 persons work either directly or indirectly related to the agricultural industry in Nova Scotia. Individuals seeking life-long careers in the profitable trade may take interest in gaining accreditation at the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture, which specializes in priming young minds and eager applicants for diverse lines of work in agriculture, logistics, administration, and management of farms and farming systems.

    More traditional paths to agricultural jobs include applying at local fur, dairy, cattle, and berry farms. The highly profitable commodities require large workforces to inspect products, pick or gather the goods, and ready the items for export or shipment. Migrant workers from the United States, other foreign countries, and even nearby Canadian Provinces often encounter widespread opportunities for part-time and full-time job opportunities offering industry-competitive pay and access to employment benefits over time.

    According to Nova Scotia employment rights, only farming employees over the age of 16 may receive minimum. Piece-rate workers engaged in harvesting crops on seasonal bases may remain ineligible for minimum wage pay rates under the same laws due to the highly variable nature of the jobs. Outside of part-time, seasonal work, employees enjoy at least one day off every seven, up to six holidays per year, opportunities for overtime pay, and call-in pay, which guarantees workers at least three hours of pay in addition to standard wages if called in to work outside of normal hours. Piecework jobs remain in high abundance throughout the industry, with wages varying from post to post; however, farmhands, migrant workers, fruit and vegetable pickers, and general laborers routinely earn the provincial minimum wage of $10.60 CAD an hour.


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    Stable Hand
    Peter Gisborn Inc. - Erin, ON
    Job Description:  We run one of the top 'A' Circuit Hunter/Jumper farms in Ontario and are located just south of the village of Erin....read more.
    Peter Gisborn Inc.  21 days ago

    Information Officers
    Alberta Parks - Edmonton, AB
    Job Description:  These are seasonal positions, 4 months in length (May to September). Responsible for the day-to-day operations of a busy Visitor Centre....read more.
    Alberta Parks  9 days ago

    Material Handler
    Teva Pharmaceuticals - Toronto, ON
    Job Description:  Good knowledge of inventory control and order picking. Your responsibilities will include picking and staging raw material orders that are required for...read more.
    Teva Pharmaceuticals  30+ days ago

    BEAR MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN
    Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Midhurst, ON
    Job Description:  1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 6 months, 2284 Nursery Rd, HWY 26, Midhurst, Central Region. Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your resource...read more.
    Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry  5 days ago

    Children's Library Service Associate (CLSA)
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
    Job Description:  Assist in the promotion of children’s programs and department resources through seasonal brochures, posters and social media....read more.
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library  14 days ago

    Full Time Farm/Ranch Hand
    Redline Livestock - Didsbury, AB
    Job Description:  Redline Livestock- Didsbury Alberta Full time position available. Duties will include Calving cows, feeding, mixing rations, operating equipment, sorting,...read more.
    Redline Livestock  12 days ago

    Office Administrator
    Sunguard - Mississauga, ON
    Job Description:  Our business is seasonal in nature with our busiest time being the spring, summer, and early-to-mid fall....read more.
    Sunguard  14 days ago

    Terminal Services Attendant - Seasonal
    BC Ferries - Skidegate, BC
    Job Description:  Job Description Come Aboard! At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering our commitment to customer safety, service and...read more.
    BC Ferries  30+ days ago

    Farm Hand
    Maple Lawn Farms - Schomberg, ON - new
    Job Description:  Maple Lawn Farms is a family owned cash crop farm. Work with farm owners to plan, organize and coordinate daily farm activities....read more.
    Maple Lawn Farms  1 day ago

    Animal Care Assistant
    Animal Care Solutions - Calgary, AB
    Job Description:  Animal Care Solutions is seeking one or more full-time Animal Care Attendants (Seasonal: April-Sept) to provide animal care and support services at the...read more.
    Animal Care Solutions  27 days ago

    Warehouseperson - Picker/Packer
    Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. - Brampton, ON
    Job Description:  You will be picking, scanning, labeling, packaging and containerizing various automotive parts. Purpose of the Position:....read more.
    Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd.  27 days ago

    Milker/Farm hand/Calf Feeder
    MAPLE SHADOW FARMS LTD. - Stratford, ON
    Job Description:  \*May be asked to assist with other farm chores. \*May be asked to assist with other farm chores, ex. \*May be asked to help with other farm chores, feeding...read more.
    MAPLE SHADOW FARMS LTD.  30+ days ago

    Seasonal Resort Staff - Camping Resort
    Salmon Lake Resort - Douglas Lake, BC
    Job Description:  We are now accepting resumes for our fulltime seasonal position of *Resort Staff*! Join our team at the famous *Salmon Lake Resort*on The Douglas Lake Ranch!...read more.
    Salmon Lake Resort  27 days ago

    YMCA Summer Day Camp Group Leader - Surrey
    YMCA of Greater Vancouver - Surrey, BC
    Job Description:  *Day Camp Group Leader* Clubhouse 36 – Various Schools in Surrey *Rate of Pay: *$13.85-$14.85 per hour *Position Status: *Seasonal Contract, Full time ...read more.
    YMCA of Greater Vancouver  8 days ago

    Seasonal Warehouse Person
    Government of the Northwest Territories - Fort Smith, NT
    Job Description:  Under the supervision and direction of the Material Management Officer, you will carry out the material handling activity directed to receiving, issuing,...read more.
    Government of the Northwest Territories  14 days ago

    Grounds Worker - Seasonal
    Calgary Zoological Society - Calgary, AB
    Job Description:  Use and care for hand and power tools. Use of hand tools such as loppers, secateurs, pole saw, pole pruners, shovels, rakes, and brooms....read more.
    Calgary Zoological Society  13 days ago

    Material Handler – Fort McMurray, AB
    EMCO Corporation - Fort McMurray, AB
    Job Description:  Picking and packaging and shipment of transfers and customer orders. Material Handler Job Category:....read more.
    EMCO Corporation  30+ days ago

    Dock Hand - Seasonal
    Brandy's Cove Yachting Centre - Honey Harbour, ON
    Job Description:  Responsible for the safe mooring of vessels and general operations of the dock by facilitating and assisting in coordinating the arrival and departure of...read more.
    Brandy's Cove Yachting Centre  13 days ago

    Material Handler
    Live to Play (LTP) Sports Group - Toronto, ON
    Job Description:  Manual dexterity and hand to eye coordination for operation of equipment. Unload and accurately receive incoming product;...read more.
    Live to Play (LTP) Sports Group  12 days ago

    Floral Assistant
    Pistl Flowers - Toronto, ON
    Job Description:  Valentines Seasonal Help. Hands on floral Business for the busiest Floral holiday of the year? Always wanted to work in a face paced,....read more.
    Pistl Flowers  30+ days ago

    Team Leader, Customer Service
    Top Marks - Ottawa, ON
    Job Description:  Hiring and scheduling seasonal employees to attend fitting sessions; Top Marks is among the largest school uniform suppliers in the country....read more.
    Top Marks  30+ days ago

    Writer/Story Teller
    Maan Farms Market and Estate Winery - Abbotsford, BC
    Job Description:  Maan Farms Market and Estate Winery. Maan Farms is looking for an individual who understands the basics of social media and would like to get their hands dirty...read more.
    Maan Farms Market and Estate Winery  8 days ago

    Shop Hand
    Johnson's RV - Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Job Description:  Seasonal, full time employment. Johnson's RV is getting ready for another busy season and we are looking to add to our staff....read more.
    Johnson's RV  16 days ago

    Guest Experience Centre Representative (Seasonal)
    Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver, BC
    Job Description:  This is a seasonal position from March to October. At Rocky Mountaineer, we invite guests to the majestic Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains and take them on...read more.
    Rocky Mountaineer  28 days ago

    Stable Hand
    Meadowview Farm - Omemee, ON
    Job Description:  Privately owned farm in Omemee looking to hire part-time stable hand to care for retired horses. Individuals must be hard working, enthusiastic, and able to...read more.
    Meadowview Farm  19 days ago

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    Directory of Farms, Orchards, etc in or near Nova Scotia regions

    Note: The information below is simply a list of farms, growers, or orchards in the Nova Scotia 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.

    Anthony L. Morse's Farm
    114 East Main Street, Berwick, NS B0P 1E0
    902-538-8446
    Harvest Time: June - July
    Main Crops: Pumpkins and Strawberries
    Barneybrook Farms Limited
    280 Macdonald Road, Milford Station, NS B0N 1Y0
    902-758-2167
    Harvest Time: August
    Main Crops: Raspberries
    Bob Ansems U-Pick
    1949 Lakewood Road, RR 2, Centreville, NS B0P1J0
    902-679-0757
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries and Raspberries
    Boates Orchards
    1949 Lakewood Rd, Centreville, NS B0P 1J0
    902-679-0757
    Harvest Time: September - October
    Main Crops: Apples and Pears
    Chipman Farms Ltd.
    RR 3, Tupperville, NS B0S
    902-665-2333
    Harvest Time: June - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, and Pears
    Cochrane's U-Pick
    102 Chambers Road, Newport, NS B0N 2A0
    902-757-2643
    Harvest Time: June - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries and Raspberries
    Daniels U-Pick
    4473 Highway 14, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
    902-798-5432‎
    Harvest Time: June - August
    Main Crops: Apples, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins
    Dempsey Corner Orchards
    RR 3, Aylesford, NS B0P
    902-847-1855
    Harvest Time: June - October
    Main Crops: Apples, Beets, Blackberries, Pumpkins, Blueberries, Carrots, Cherries, Pears, Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, and Strawberries
    Evans Family Farm
    13808 Highway 1, Wilmot, NS B0P
    902-825-3878
    Harvest Time: August - November
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Every Berries' Business
    3792 Trans Canada Highway Kilometre 19, Glendale, NS B0E
    Harvest Time: August - September
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Folly Mountain Christmas Trees & Blueberries
    10784 Nova Scotia 2 Trunk, Colchester, Subd. B, NS B0M 1G0
    902-662-3003
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Foote Family Farm
    Woodville, NS B0P
    902-678-4371
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: August - October
    Main Crops: Apples, Pears, Plums, and Pumpkins
    Fuller Brothers Farm
    Avonport, NS B0P
    902-542-1825
    Harvest Time: August - October
    Main Crops: Apples, Pears, Plums, and Pumpkins
    Fultons U-Pick Strawberries
    1643 Shore Road, Merigomish, NS B0K 1G0
    902-926-2577
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Gates U-Pick
    1263 Starrs Point Rd, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
    902-542-9340
    Harvest Time: August - October
    Main Crops: Apples, Pears, and Pumpkins
    Glenhill Farm
    Highway 7, North Lochaber, NS B0H
    902-783-2787
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Wild Blueberries
    Hackmatack Farm Blueberry U-Pick
    813 Walburne Road, Newburne, NS B0J 2E0
    902-644-2415
    Harvest Time: May - October
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Harry Morse's U-Pick
    4127 Brooklyn Street, Somerset, NS B0P 1E0
    902-538-9389
    Harvest Time: June - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Haveracres Farm
    318 St. Joseph's Road, Saint Joseph, NS B2G 2K8
    902-863-5763
    Harvest Time: June - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Indian Garden Farm
    Hebbville, NS B0R
    902-543-1979
    Harvest Time: July - September
    Main Crops: Strawberries and Raspberries
    Kennie's U-Pick Strawberry Farm
    1164 Upper Church St, Kentville, NS B4N 3V7
    902-679-1032
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Levo's Raspberry U-Pick
    819 Greenhill Road, Scotsburn, NS B0K 1R0
    902-396-4590
    Harvest Time: July-August
    Main Crops: Raspberries
    MacLennan's Glen Certified Naturally Grown Vegetables
    2382 Highway 316, Frasers Mills, NS B0H
    902-872-2840
    Harvest Time: July - October
    Main Crops: Seasonal Vegetables
    Millen Farms
    80 Little Dyke Road, Debert, NS B0M 1L0
    902-662-3848
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Nivnat Farm U-pick Strawberries
    5312 Tyndal Rd, Amherst, NS B4H 3X9
    902-661-4666
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Noggins Corner Farm
    10032 Highway 1, Greenwich, NS B4P 2R2
    902-542-5515
    Harvest Time: August - October
    Main Crops: Apples and Pumpkins
    Quinn's Strawberry U-Pick
    MacIntosh Road, Millville, NS B0P
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Rainbow Farms Limited
    62 Weatherhead Road, Upper Rawdon, NS BON 2N0
    902-632-2548
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Blueberries and Strawberries
    Reimer Gardens
    2121 Black Rock Road, Waterville, NS B0P 1V0
    902-538-9319
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blueberries, and Strawberries
    Rendell's Farm
    Mill Creek, North Sydney, NS B1Y 1W5
    902-736-1547
    Harvest Time: July - October
    Main Crops: Strawberries and Pumpkins
    Riverbreeze Strawberries & Cornmaze
    660 Onslow Road, Truro, NS B6L5L5
    902-895-6541
    Harvest Time: June - August
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins, and Strawberries
    Stonehenge Farm
    2380 Harmony Road, Aylesford, NS B0P
    902-847-9146
    Harvest Time: July - October
    Main Crops: Raspberries and Apples
    Taylor Farms
    Highway 7, Lochaber, NS B0H
    902-783-2530
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Terra Beata Cranberry Farm
    161 Monk Point Rd, Heckmans Island, NS B0J 2C0
    902-634-4435
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September - October
    Main Crops: Cranberries
    Terry's Berries
    Bass River, NS B0M
    902-647-2085
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Venedam Berry Farm
    601 Monks Head Road, Antigonish County, NS B2G 2L4
    902-572-2002
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Yellow Beans, and Green Beans
    Visser's U-Pick
    Newcombville, Bridgewater, NS B4V 2W4
    902-543-8898
    Harvest Time: July - August
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Webster Farms
    5859 Highway #1, Cambridge, NS B0P 1G0
    902-538-9492
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June - August
    Main Crops: Raspberries and Strawberries
    Willowbank U-Pick
    110 Starr's Point Loop, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
    902-542-9153
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September - October
    Main Crops: Apples and Pumpkins

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