Farmers and farm managers manage the operations of farms, ranches, and orchards. They grow crops and raise/breed farm animals and market farm products.
A. Agricultural and related service contractors and managers direct and co-ordinate services such as artificial insemination, livestock shearing, ploughing, cultivating, and harvesting.
B. Specialized livestock workers carry out feeding, health, and breeding programs for livestock. They may also supervise farm workers/labourers.
C. Nursery and greenhouse operators and managers direct and co-ordinate the activities of their staff who grow/market trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants.
D. Landscaping and grounds maintenance contractors and managers direct and co-ordinate the operations of landscaping, lawn care, tree, and other services.
E. Landscape and horticulture supervisors direct and co-ordinate the activities of associated workers.
F. Aquaculture operators and managers direct and co-ordinate the operations of facilities that cultivate and harvest fish, shellfish, and marine plants.
1. Farms - 89.0%
2. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 4.0%
3. Arts entertainment and recreation - 2.0%
4. Support activities for farms - 1.0%
5. Public administration - 1.0%
6. Wholesale trade - 1.0%
1. In general, you may need some high school education or a high school diploma.
2. You usually need a college diploma, and specialized training and experience in agriculture, livestock husbandry, aquaculture, landscaping or horticulture.
3. You may need a training certificate and a licencse in the province/territory where you'll work.
4. Almost 2 in 5 have a community college diploma and 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.
2. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Contractors, Operators and Supervisors in Agriculture, Horticulture and Aquaculture is $15.33/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the primary industry sector and are below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.