Harvesting labourers harvest, sort, and pack crops.
A. Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers help construct and maintain landscapes by spreading soil, laying sod and planting, cutting, pruning, spraying, and dusting flowers, grass, shrubs, and trees.
B. Aquaculture labourers help maintain fish stock and operate, clean, and maintain equipment in fish hatcheries/aquatic farms.
C. Marine plant gatherers collect and load seaweed, dulse, and Irish moss.
D. Shellfish harvesters dig, sort, clean, and transport shellfish.
E. Mine labourers help maintain, construct, and clean underground mines, and load, move, sort, and pile materials/supplies.
F. Oil and gas drilling, servicing, and related labourers handle sections of pipe and drill stems during drilling operations, and clean/maintain equipment.
1. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 34.0%
2. Arts entertainment and recreation - 14.0%
3. Farms - 10.0%
4. Public administration - 8.0%
5. Support activities for mining and oil and gas extraction - 5.0%
6. Forestry and logging - 4.0%
7. Support activities for forestry - 4.0%
1. You may need a high school diploma and specialized training.
2. To be a landscaping and grounds maintenance labourer, you may need a licence to apply chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
3. To be a shellfish harvester, you need a commercial fishing licence.
4. To be an oil and gas drilling and servicing, logging or forestry labourer, you may need a Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), safety and/or other certificates relevant to your area of work.
5. Many recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.
1. Computer Basics - Word and Excel
2. Physical Education
4. Machine Shop
The average hourly wages for Primary Production Labourers is $13.19/HR, which is below average for occupations in the primary industry sector and are close to the average for all labouring and elemental occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.