Mushroom supervisors supervise mushroom growing, harvesting, and post-harvest activities, and coaches or trains employees to perform these activities. Supervisors also supervise the maintenance of equipment and supplies, review production data and records, and operate farm machinery and equipment. No formal education is required, and skills and knowledge can be acquired through on-the-job training. Education and training can include a mix of formal and informal learning experiences, such as two to three years of post-secondary education at a community college or institute of technology or CEGEP, two to five years of apprenticeship training, or three to four years of secondary school, more than two years of on-the-job training, and specialized training courses or specific work experience. For more information on job requirements for mushroom supervisors, visit AgriJobs.
Supervisors and managers are usually paid annual salaries rather than hourly wages. Supervisors are generally paid between $35,900 and $62,400 per year, although salaries above $80,000 were reported in the survey.
For detailed information on wages, benefits and a quality of living in rural Canada, read the CAHRC report Multiplying Mushroom Sector Opportunities with Rural Canadian Population Growth; or for the fast facts, view the Canadian Mushroom AgriWorkforce Infographic.
*Half of the companies surveyed paid more than this amount to people in the role, and half paid less.