Job requirements General Farm Worker in Canada
Find out what you typically need to work as a general farm worker in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all General farm workers (NOC 8431).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- There are no specific education or training requirements. However, a college certificate or specialized courses related to farming, such as farm equipment mechanics, agricultural welding, tree pruning and pesticide application, are available.
- Basic farm knowledge, usually obtained from working on a family farm, may be required for employment.
- A course or certificate in first aid may be required.
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Manitoba||Manure Applicator||Regulated||Manitoba Agriculture, Pesticide and Manure Licensing Program|
|Québec||Dairy Farm Worker||Regulated||Emploi Québec|
|Farm Machinery Operator||Regulated||Emploi Québec|
|Greenhouse Worker||Regulated||Emploi Québec|
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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