National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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8611 - Harvesting labourers

Harvesting labourers assist other farm workers to harvest, sort and pack crops.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • apple picker
    • berry picker
    • crop farm labourer - harvesting
    • fruit picker
    • fruit sorter - farm
    • harvest hand
    • vegetable packer - farm

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • General farm workers (8431)
    • Managers in agriculture (0821)
  • Main duties

    Harvesting labourers perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Pick row and orchard crops
    • Sort, weigh and pack fruit and vegetables at the farm
    • Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce and products for transport
    • Clean up racks, trays and growing, producing and packing areas.
  • Employment requirements

    • There are no specific education or training requirements.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to other farm worker positions is possible with experience.
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