Job description Harvest Hand in Québec

Find out what work is like for a harvest hand in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611).

Harvesting labourers


Harvesting labourers assist other farm workers to harvest, sort and pack crops.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Pick row and orchard crops
  • Sort, weigh and pack fruit and vegetables at the farm
  • Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce and products for transport
  • Clean up racks, trays, and harvest bins and general clean up of growing, producing and packing areas
  • Assist with general farm maintenance and maintenance of equipment and tools
  • May assist in preparing garden beds for planting
  • May write daily progress reports of inventory harvested.

Job titles

  • vegetable packer - farm
  • apple picker
  • berry picker
  • fruit picker
  • harvest hand
  • crop farm labourer - harvesting
  • fruit sorter - farm

Related occupations

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