General farm workers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 8431  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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General 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. General farm workers are employed on crop, livestock, fruit, vegetable and specialty farms.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apiary Technician
  • Apiary Worker
  • Baler - Agriculture
  • Baling Machine Operator - Farm
  • Barn Worker
  • Bee Farm Worker
  • Beef Cattle Farm Worker
  • Beekeeping Technician
  • Binder Operator - Agriculture
  • Cattle Ranch Labourer
  • Cattle Ranch Worker
  • Chick Sexer
  • Chicken Catcher
  • Chore Hand - Agriculture
  • Combine Operator
  • Cowboy/cowgirl
  • Cowhand
  • Cowpuncher
  • Cropsprayer Machine Operator
  • Cultivator Operator
  • Custom Harvest Crewperson
  • Dairy Farm Labourer
  • Dairy Farm Worker
  • Dairy Hand
  • Egg Candler
  • Egg Collector
  • Egg Gatherer
  • Egg Grader
  • Egg Grading Machine Tender
  • Egg Grading Station Labourer
  • Egg Packer - Farm
  • Egg Picker - Poultry
  • Egg Processing Machine Tender
  • Farm Equipment Operator
  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Labourer
  • Farm Machinery Operator
  • Farm Worker
  • Farrowing Technician
  • Feedlot Assistant
  • Feedlot Worker
  • Feedyard Assistant
  • Feedyard Worker
  • Field And Vegetable Crop Labourer
  • Field Crop And Vegetable-growing Worker
  • Fruit Examiner - Agriculture
  • Fruit Farm Labourer
  • Fruit Farm Worker
  • Fruit Farming Labourer
  • Fruit Tree Pruner
  • Fruit Tree Thinner
  • Fur Farm Worker
  • Fur Farming Worker
  • Fur Ranch Labourer
  • General Farm Worker
  • Grafter - Orchard
  • Grain Farm Labourer
  • Grain Farm Worker
  • Groom - Farm
  • Harvester Machine Operator
  • Hatchery Worker
  • Hay Baler Operator - Agriculture
  • Herd Hand
  • Herder - Stockyards
  • Hog Farm Worker
  • Honey Farm Worker
  • Hop-picking Machine Operator
  • Horse Breaker
  • Incubator Tender - Agriculture
  • Irrigation Worker - Agriculture
  • Irrigator - Agriculture
  • Lamb Feedlot Worker
  • Livestock Driver
  • Livestock Labourer
  • Livestock Weigher
  • Livestock Yard Attendant
  • Livestock Yardman/woman
  • Maple Syrup Maker
  • Maple Tapping Worker
  • Market Garden Worker
  • Milk Production Labourer
  • Milking Machine Tender
  • Mushroom Farm Worker
  • Oilseed Crop Worker
  • Orchard Worker
  • Organic Farm Worker
  • Pasture Rider
  • Penrider
  • Pheasant Farm Worker
  • Poultry Farm Labourer
  • Poultry Farm Worker
  • Poultry Yard Cleaner
  • Racehorse Exerciser
  • Ranch Hand
  • Ranch Worker
  • Sheep Feedlot Worker
  • Sheep Shearer
  • Soya Bean Crop Worker
  • Stable Assistant
  • Stable Hand
  • Stable Worker
  • Stableman/woman
  • Stock Attendant
  • Stockyard Attendant
  • Sugar Bush Worker
  • Sugar-beet Farm Worker
  • Swine Technician
  • Threshing Machine Operator
  • Tobacco Curer
  • Tobacco Farm Worker
  • Tobacco Harvesting Machine Operator
  • Tobacco Primer
  • Tractor Operator - Farm
  • Vegetable Farm Worker
  • Vegetable Thinner
  • Vineyard Pruner
  • Vineyard Worker
  • Beef Cattle Farm Worker
  • Cattle Ranch Labourer
  • Dairy Farm Worker
  • Farm Machinery Operator
  • General Farm Worker
  • Grain Farm Worker
  • Harvester Machine Operator
  • Hatchery Worker
  • Poultry Farm Worker
  • Vegetable Farm Worker
  • General Labourer - Farm
  • General Labourer Farm
  • General Farm Worker
  • Labourer, Farm
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Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for general farm workers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $9,999
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $20,356
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $18,473
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $14,409
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for general farm workers.

Sex Median Income
Male $14,393
Female $14,189
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (72 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for general farm workers.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$33,657.00
Highest Observed
$27,300.00
25th Percentile
$27,973.28
Average
$27,651.00
Median
$27,651.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for general farm workers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 255
25 to 34 years 120
35 to 44 years 100
45 to 54 years 135
55 to 64 years 135
65 to 74 years 65
75 years and over 20
Total 830
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for general farm workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 660
Part Time 290
Total 950
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for general farm workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 605
Female 340
Total 945
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for general farm workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 725
Self Employed 110
Total 835
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for general farm workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 730
Unemployed 105
Total 830
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for general farm workers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 420
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 350
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 45
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 80
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 55
Total 945
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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