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Crop Farm Workers operate equipment - tractors, seeders, fertilizers, and harvesters. Some time is also spent in sheds, barns, and shops. Although much of the work is mechanized, it can be physically demanding and may include some lifting and carrying.
Crop Farm Workers perform activities related to planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops.
These competencies were identified as most important for successful job performance.
Some operations require that experienced workers have a high school diploma. It is beneficial to have an agricultural degree or diploma and computer experience (for accessing on line equipment manuals).
Workers are at the core of any farming operation – the people who actually do the work. They are also the people who are promoted to supervisory roles and/or trained to become technical specialists. People who work as Crop Farm Workers:
In larger operations, Crop Farm Workers are often moved laterally – from one position to another within the same category. This lateral movement gives workers broader experience and prepares them for technical or supervisory roles.
Depending on the operation and the region of Canada, pay for experienced full time crop workers ranges from $16 to $20 per hour. Benefits for full time workers can include: