Summary Farm Labourer in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a farm labourer. The following information is applicable to all General farm workers (NOC 8431).
General farm workers plant, cultivate and harvest crops, raise livestock and poultry and maintain and repair farm equipment and buildings. This unit group includes operators of farm machinery. They are employed on crop, livestock, fruit, vegetable and specialty farms.
High school or specific training
High school diploma or occupation-specific training usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Monitoring animal health
- Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, pens and chicken coops
- Write daily basic progress reports
- Examine produce for quality and prepare for market
- Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
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