Skills Harvest Hand near Toronto (ON)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "harvest hand" was moved from the group Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611) to the group Harvesting labourers (NOC 85101).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a harvest hand in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Harvesting labourers (NOC 85101).


  • Cleaning crop
  • Grading
  • Hand harvesting vegetables
  • Hoeing crops
  • Pick row and orchard crops
  • Stone and/or wood picking
  • Write daily basic progress reports
  • Clean work area
  • Sort and pack fruits and vegetables
  • Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies and farm produce, livestock and poultry

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


  • Analysis Help -
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
  • Handling Goods and Materials Help -
    • Sorting
    • Loading and Unloading


  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Biology
  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Food Production and Agriculture
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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