Farm Labourer

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Job requirements




Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
or equivalent experience

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

First Aid Certificate


1 to less than 7 months
Specific SkillsPlant, cultivate and irrigate crops; Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment; Harvest crops; Feed and tend animals; Fertilize and spray crops; Clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens; Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry; Examine produce for quality and prepare for market; Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, pens and chicken coops; Apiary work; Write daily basic progress reports; Monitoring animal healthSpecific Skills – Field CropsHand harvesting vegetables; Stone and/or wood picking
Equipment and Machinery ExperienceVegetable harvester; Tractor; Tillage equipment; Swather; Seed drill; Planting equipment; Manure spreader; Loader; Lift truck; Fruit harvester; Forage equipment; Farm truck; Combine harvester; BiogasType of ProductConiferous trees; Deciduous trees; Ferns; Native plants; PerennialsType of Farm OperationsTurkey breeding; Other miscellaneous crop farming; Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots; Floriculture production; Fruit and vegetable combination farming; Hay farming; Hog and pig farming; Hog management; Oilseed (except soybean) farming; Turkey farming; Chicken farming; Duck and geese farming; Layer poultry farming; Rabbit farming (cuniculture); Other grain farming; Other miscellaneous animal farming; Other poultry farming; Other vegetables and melon farming (except potato); Sheep farming; Goat farming; Livestock combination farming; Organic farming; Broiler and other meat-type chicken productionSecurity and SafetyBondable; Driving record check (abstract); Criminal record checkWork Site EnvironmentConfined spaces; Dangerous; Outdoors; In/on water; At heights; Wet/damp; Noisy; Odours; Dusty; Hot; Cold/refrigeratedTransportation/Travel InformationOwn transportation; Own vehicle; Valid driver’s licence; Drive manual transmission vehicleWork Conditions and Physical CapabilitiesFast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Attention to detail; Hand-eye co-ordination; Ability to distinguish between colours; Sound discrimination; Sitting; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Tight deadlines; Overtime requiredWork Location InformationRural area; Staff accommodation available; Room and board provided; Remote location; Various locationsAutomated Systems ExperienceManure handling and storage; Egg gathering system; Automated honey extractor; Storage and silage system; Bulk grain or feed handling – automated; Automated environmental control equipment; Automated irrigation system; Milking system (automated); Feeding and watering systemSpecialized Livestock Workers Specific SkillsFeed inventory; Handling animals; Processing pig litters; Farm animal groomingPersonal SuitabilityEffective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Judgement; OrganizedLandscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific SkillsBrush collecting; Budding trees; Cleaning crop; Clipping; Deleafing; Fruit trees training; Harvesting seedlings; Christmas tree shearing; Mixing fertilizer; Suckering; Tying; Vertical farming system; Weeding; Shoot positioning; Seed cutting; Grading; Greenhouse cleaning; Lowering; Maintain and manage growth of vines, vine canopy and grapesApiary and Honey Harvesting Specific SkillsApiary work; Apiary management; Harvesting honey; Honey bees; Wax stamping beehives; Detection and treatment of bee diseases; Honey farm; Knowledge of bee biology

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