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Fruit farm labourer needed in Canada by Olkaga Country Market

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Fruit farm labourer needed in Canada by Olkaga Country Market

Fruit or Nut Farm Workers perform routine tasks on fruit or nut farms, such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting, irrigating and pruning crops. They may spray chemicals on crops to treat disease and pests.

Job details

  •  Location: 402346 Grey Road 4Hanover, ONN4N 3B8
  •  Salary: 16.00 hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Seasonal employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Evening, Early Morning, Morning
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as 2023-04-14
  •  Vacancies: 2 vacancies

Overview

Fruit or Nut Farm Workers perform routine tasks on fruit or nut farms, such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting, irrigating and pruning crops. They may spray chemicals on crops to treat disease and pests.

Day-to-day

  • undertakes planting using hand tools and farm machines
  • builds trellises for climbing plants and vines
  • operates machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest fruit and nuts
  • sprays trees, vines and other plants with chemicals to control weeds, insects, fungus growth and diseases
  • thins, weeds and hoes row crops, and prunes trees and vines
  • irrigates land for crop growth
  • selects and picks fruit and nuts according to size and ripeness, and discards rotting and over-ripened produce
  • grades, sorts and packs produce into containers
  • loads filled fruit and nut containers onto trucks.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Overview

Languages

English

Education

  • No degree, certificate or diploma

Experience

Will train

Work site environment

  • Fruit and vegetable combination farming
  • Outdoors
  • Wet/damp
  • Dusty
  • Hot
  • Cold/refrigerated

Work setting

  • Rural area

Responsibilities

Tasks

  • Clipping
  • Grading
  • Hand harvesting vegetables
  • Hoeing crops
  • Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops
  • Stone and/or wood picking
  • Vegetable culling
  • Weeding
  • Harvest crops
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • Examine produce for quality and prepare for market

Experience and specialization

Type of product

  • Perennials

Type of crops

  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Strawberries
  • Zucchinis

Equipment and machinery experience

  • Carrot seeder
  • Farm truck
  • Fruit harvester
  • Tractor
  • Vegetable harvester

Additional information

Transportation/travel information

  • Own transportation

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Personal suitability

  • Flexibility
  • Organized
  • Team player

Employment groups

This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Indigenous people, Persons with disabilities, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors, Veterans, Visible minorities, Youth

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By mail

402346 Grey Road 4
Hanover, ON
N4N 3B8

Include this reference number in your application

2304

Advertised until

2023-01-23

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