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Crop Farm Labourers assist with activities related to planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops.
For this job, no prior farm or experience or specific knowledge/skills is required. However, crop farm supervisors and managers prefer to hire those who are interested in agriculture or farming. Typical competencies inlcude:
A good attitude and willingness to work as part of a team is important for this job. One should expect to be strong enough to lift and carry reasonably heavy objects as necessary. Some jobs require a driver’s license.
This job is a good starting point for people seeking temporary or long term employment. In most cases it is not necessary to have crop experience or even any formal working experience, nor is it necessary to have a high school diploma. This job:
Crop Farm Labourers will gain crop production experience, and will learn to perform more complex tasks and activities to become an experienced Worker. With more production experience and some training courses, they can become specialized in some aspect of crop production, or can become farm supervisors to manage a crew.
Depending on the operation and the region of Canada, pay for this job ranges, but tends to be hourly at minimum wage or slightly higher. Crop farms closer to cities and towns may pay more due to competition for workers.