Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2017-2019)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
Employment in 2018
Skill level
Elemental (generally secondary studies uncompleted)

Significant seasonality

Nature of work

Harvesting labourers assist other farm workers to harvest, sort and pack crops.

Main duties

  • Harvesting labourers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Pick row and orchard crops
  • - Sort, weigh and pack fruit and vegetables at the farm
  • - Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce and products for transport
  • - Continued…
  • - Clean up racks, trays and growing, producing and packing areas.

Employment requirements

  • * There are no specific education or training requirements.

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