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Farming jobs in Canada

In Canada, there are different farming jobs, depending on the type of farm and its location. Operations selling directly to clients, for example U-pick farms, are situated close to population centers. Similarly, farms requiring many workers, such as horticultural-type operations, are usually located close to urban areas. This is because population centers can supply the needed hands more easily.

Persons who look for farming jobs in Canada may find work in farms that grow perishable products, including fresh vegetables. Large farms with animals are located outside the cities, with more than a quarter of them working as beef farms. Field crop farms require more land to be profitable and generate lower receipts. They make up close to 40 percent of all farms in the country, but only a third of them are found in the metropolitan areas.

What are the farming jobs offered on the job market in Canada? It can be anything, from working in the veggie patch to general farm work, tractor work, egg collection, fixing fences, and more. You can find full-time or part-time employment doing these. Depending on the farm type, responsibilities may include milking cows and cleaning stables, barns, barnyards, and pens. You may be required to work with farming equipment, e.g. tractors and farm trucks. In terms of physical capabilities and work conditions, you may be required to handle heavy loads, meaning that the job may be physically demanding. Usually, the work will involve bending, walking, kneeling, and crouching. Some employers require that you can distinguish between colors, have hand-eye coordination, and pay attention to detail. You may have to work outdoors, with the work site environment being noise, odorous, dusty, hot, wet, or damp.

You can also look for a job as a transportation coordinator, and you will be normally required to have at least two years of experience in transportation, college education, as well as proven organizational and communication skills. You can also work as a dairy herds person. Job responsibilities depend on the type of farm and the employer, but you may expect to supervise the work of general farm and harvesting workers, perform general farm duties, develop the feeding program, and supervise farm operations. In addition, you may be required to establish procedures and develop schedules as well as to maintain production records and quality control records. Working as a food and beverage production worker is another option to consider.

Note that you will perform tasks in various work settings, including hot inside and outside settings, humid, wet, and cold. You may also work with contents of butchered animals and animal blood. You may be required to transport packaging materials, finished products, and raw materials throughout the warehouse and plant with powered equipment as well as manually. Other job responsibilities may include measuring and dumping ingredients into grinding machines, hoppers of mixing, and mobile tank trucks. Cleaning the work site and farming equipment may be another responsibility of yours.

by S. C.
01 december 2011, World News > America