In this article, I show you how to get job and immigrate to Canada as a fruit picker, also known as harvesting labourer.
When Canadians are not available or not willing to take farm jobs, then employers look for international workers or foreign workers like you to fill in these jobs. Now, let me show you guys how to find job opportunities for fruit pickers.
Step 1: How to find fruit pickers job in Canada
The right place to always check for authentic Canadian employers who are looking for fruit pickers to work in Canada is Job Bank – jobbank.gc.ca/
Job Bank is the authentic and genuine job search website here in Canada which is operated by the Canadian government. Job Bank is Canada’s national employment service and it is available as a website on https://jobbank.gc.ca/ and mobile app.
The education required to work as a fruit picker in Canada is often no degree, certificate or diploma required. Just few of the jobs may ask you for secondary high school graduation certificate and no college or university diploma.
You don’t need job experience to work as a fruit picker in Canada because some of the employers will train you if you don’t have experience and the worksite environment is fruit and vegetable combination farming and other miscellaneous crop farming.
Let’s take a look at some tasks you will be performing on this job:
- Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops
- Harvest crops
- Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
- Examine produce for quality and prepare for market
Among the types of crops are vegetables, cucumbers, tomatoes and greenhouse vegetables.
There are seven job titles you can search if you want to apply as a fruit picker in Canada.
These links are on the authentic Canada Job Bank website and they show you list of fruit farming jobs across Canada. If you are ready to apply on this job, simply click on the apply now button and it will show you the instructions on how to apply.
Step 3: Type of work permit you can get to start
working as a fruit picker in Canada
The type of work permit you can get to start working as a fruit picker in Canada.
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP)
The first one is the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). The Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) allows fruit picking employers in Canada to hire temporary foreign workers (TFW).
These employers can hire TFWs from participating countries for a maximum period of 8 months, between January 1 and December 15, provided they are able to offer the workers a minimum of 240 hours of work within a period of 6 weeks or less.
You can apply through the SAWP if you are a citizen of the following countries:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- St. Kitts-Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
Employer Specific Work Permit
The second type of work permit that you can get if you want to work as a fruit picker in Canada is the Employer Specific Work Permit. With this work permit, you can only work for the employer named on your work permit.
Before you apply, your employer must get a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment also known as the LMIA. An LMIA is a document from service Canada that allows an employer to hire a foreign worker through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. So, your employer must give you a copy of the positive LMIA and your job offer letter or contract.
With Agri-food pilot pathway, you can immigrate to canada as a fruit picker and gain permanent residency in Canada. This is a three-year pilot that offers a pathway for agricultural workers into Canada.
Canada is the second largest country in the world with an equally large agriculture sector that employs approximately 2.3 million people of which a majority are seasonal foreign farm workers. I hope that you get a job offer and apply it to this pilot program right away.
Once you become a permanent resident of Canada, you can live and work anywhere in the country, get free health care and social services and enjoy a high quality of life with more jobs and
So guys, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and apply now.
I hope you find this article helpful and I wish you success with your application.
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