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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.
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.
- Plant, fertilize, cultivate, spray, irrigate and harvest crops
- Feed and tend livestock and poultry
- Milk cows
- Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
- Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
- Examine produce for quality and prepare for market
- Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, pens and chicken coops
- Clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens.
General farm workers can become specialized in a particular type of crop or livestock production through experience.
Barrie, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Orillia, Waterloo, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, New Hamburg, New Tecumseth, Orangeville, Penetanguishene, Port McNicoll, Shelburne, Alliston, Ayr, Beeton, Buena Vista Park, Cardwell, Cookstown, Cumberland Beach, Elmira, Elmvale, Purple Hill, Rockcut, Rockwood, Starrview Acres, St. Jacobs, Tottenham
Wages for General Farm Workers in Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region
Wages depend on job requirements and work conditions. They also vary between regions, for reasons such as location, labour agreements, and the availability of workers. The wages below are estimated before taxes.
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||10.25||11.79||20.00||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||10.25||12.00||15.50||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region||10.25||12.00||16.35||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|London Region||10.25||14.00||19.23||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Muskoka-Kawarthas Region||10.25||12.00||18.00||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Northeast Region||10.25||12.00||18.00||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Northwest Region||10.25||12.79||21.11||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Ottawa Region||10.25||11.50||17.26||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||10.25||12.50||17.78||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Toronto Region||10.25||11.00||18.00||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||10.25||11.00||15.11||NoteLink opens in a new window|
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