Farm workers plant, cultivate and harvest crops, raise livestock and poultry and maintain and repair farm equipment and buildings. This group includes operators of farm machinery.
Duties May Include
Farm workers perform some or all of the following duties:
Plant, fertilize, cultivate, spray, irrigate, and harvest crops;
Feed and tend livestock/poultry and milk cows;
Operate and maintain farm machinery/equipment;
Detect disease/health problems in crops, livestock, and poultry;
Examine produce for quality and prepare for market;
Set and monitor water lines, air flow, and temperatures in barns, pens, and coops, and clean stables, barns, barnyards, and pens.
Examples of Titles
Beef Cattle Farm Worker
Cattle Ranch Worker
Fruit Farm Worker
Where They Work
People in this group work on crop, livestock, fruit, vegetable, and specialty farms.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.