Agrijob is a service provided by AGRIcarrières, the sector committee of agricultural production manpower. Its function is to recruit agricultural workers in Montreal, to fill positions offered by agricultural producers in the Montreal surrounding area, such as Lanaudière, Outaouais-Laurentides, Saint-Jean-Valleyfield and Saint-Hyacinthe.
Agrijob is also involved in emploument integration projects initiated by the Agricultural Employment Centers.
Accessible work environment
- Possibility to work on a casual, seasonal or annual basis;
- Agricultural work experience unnecessary for general workers;
- Transportation available from Longueuil and Henri-Bourassa subway stations for casual and seasonal basis;
- Good opportunity to gain experience to enter the labour market.
Interested in agricultural employment!
Apply for general or semiskilled postitions in agriculture.
Casual, seasonal or annual jobs are available.
* Harvesting labourer
* Farm labourer
* General farm worker
* Harvesting and maintenance of crops;
* Soil preparation;
* Product conditioning;
* Classification and
packaging of harvested products.
* 11,25 $/hour
Basic wage : 11,25 $/hour
4 % for annual leave indemnity
* Semiskilled farm worker
* Breeding and animal husbandry;
* Harvesting and maintenance or crops;
* Maintenance of form machinery and equipment.
* Wages are determined by type of employment, qualification and experience.
* Strawberry and raspberry harvesters must be paid according to yield. Performance pay should be determined by the weight and category of the fruits picked.
* In certain cultivations workers can also be paid by performance, but this is not a requirement under the Labour Standards Commission.
* Since the duration of labour agreements is variable, remuneration is paid according to the duration of the employment contract.
1. Get information on agricultural employment opportunities New!
The agricultural labour market is changing. This is way Agrijob must refer candidates that meet the new requirements and expectations of agricultural employers.
- Visit us at our new office.
- Find out about job opportunities.
2. Report for your screening interview
For your interview, you must go to the Agrijob office and bring the following documents:
- Social insurance card (SIN);
- Work permit (if the SIN starts by number 9 ), along with your Social Insurance card;
- A valid ID card with photo.
We wil fill out the application form with you. Afterwards, Agrijob will send your application to the Agricultural Employment Centres (AEC).
Your application indicates that you are available for agricultural employment.
3. Get the ID card
If your application is in line with the offered job profiles, you will receive an Agrijob identification card. This card is required to use available bus transportation to travel to the farms when you receive confirmation for casual or seasonal work.
4. Job offers available
The AECs receive job offers from agricultural producers and, according to the requirements, will contact the candidates who are registered at Agrijob.
5. You have received confirmation for casual of seasonal employment and you want to use available bus transportation
You will work between 8 to 9 hours a day, including:
- 10-minute morning break (paid);
- At least 30 minutes for lunch, depending on the agreement with the producer (not paid);
- 10-minute afternoon break (paid);
You must bring a lunch and wear comfortable work clothes suitable for different weather conditions (pants, closed shoes, hat, raincoat, etc.).
7. Keep a record of your work
It is important to write down the information related to the work you have completed. Employer date, the number of worked hours, remuneration and completed tasks are examplesof information that can be requested by your employment insurance or welfare recipient.
8. What the employers expect from you
- Be there when you have a job confirmation;
- Have a positive attitude;
- Treat everybody with respect to create a good work atmosphere
At worksite, you will find:
- A suitable place to change their clothes;
- Refrigerators for keeping your meals;
- A place to wash and store your personal belongings;
- Clean tables in sufficient quantity;
- Lots of drinking water of good quality;
- Accessible restrooms.
The AEC advises the agricultural producers about the equipment and hardware that are required on the worksites in order to ensure that work conditions are complient with current laws.
Schedules for different horticultural cultivation
The peak working period is between mid-June and late September
Preparing soil, removing rocks, transplanting in greenhouses.
Planting and removing rocks.
First vegetables harvest (lettuces, redishes, etc.), fruits harvests (strawberries, raspberries) and other type of work (weeding).
Vegetables harvest (cucumbers, carrots, lettuces, onions) and fruits harvest (strawberries, raspberries).
Vegetables harvest (tomatoes, peppers, corn, broccolis, cauliflowers, beans, eggplants) and other tastks (weeding).
Vegetables harvest (broccolis, cauliflowers, etc) and fruits harvest (apples).
Vegetables harvest (celeries, leeks, cauliflowers, pumpkins) and fruits harvest (apples).
Last vegetables harvest (cabbages).