National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0

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8 - Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations

This broad category comprises middle management occupations in natural resources, agriculture and related production, as well as occupations concerned with supervision and equipment operation in the natural resource-based sectors of mining, oil and gas production, forestry and logging, agriculture, horticulture and fishing. Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers are also included. Most occupations in this category are industry specific and do not occur outside of the primary resources industries.

82 - Supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production

This major group comprises supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production. These occupations come with Training, Education, Experience and Responsibility (TEER) identified as TEER 2. Occupations classified in TEER 2, as those included in this group with a 2 as the second digit of their code, typically require completion of a post-secondary education program of two to three years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or completion of an apprenticeship training program of two to five years; or supervisory or significant safety responsibilities; or the accumulation of several years of experience in a related occupation found in TEER 3, when applicable (TEER 3 includes occupations with a 3 as a second digit in their code).

820 - Supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production

This sub-major group comprises supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production, including supervisors, logging and forestry; contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas; and contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services.

8203 - Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services

This minor group comprises contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services, including agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors, and contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services. They are employed on livestock and other farms; by landscaping companies, cemeteries, lawn care and tree service companies, nurseries and greenhouses; and landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments; or they may be self-employed.

82030 - Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors

Agricultural service contractors provide agricultural services such as livestock and poultry breeding, soil preparation, crop planting, crop spraying, cultivating or harvesting. Farm supervisors supervise the work of specialized livestock workers, farm machinery operators, livestock labourers, aquaculture labourers and harvesting labourers. They operate their own business or may be employed by farms and agricultural enterprises.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • artificial insemination service contractor
    • crop harvesting service contractor
    • farm foreman/woman
    • farm supervisor
    • feedlot foreman/woman
    • hog operation supervisor
    • livestock breeding service contractor
    • poultry farm foreman/woman
    • ranch foreman/woman
    • vegetable farm foreman/woman

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Harvesting labourers (See 85101 Harvesting labourers)
    • Livestock labourers (See 85100 Livestock labourers)
    • Managers in agriculture (See 80020 Managers in agriculture)
    • Managers in horticulture (See 80021 Managers in horticulture)
    • Pest controllers and fumigators (See 73202 Pest controllers and fumigators)
    • Pet groomers and animal care workers (See 65220 Pet groomers and animal care workers)
    • Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators (See 84120 Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    Agricultural service contractors

    • Provide agricultural livestock services such as artificial insemination, spraying or shearing of livestock or disinfecting pens, barns or poultry houses
    • Provide agricultural crop services such as plowing, irrigating, cultivating, spraying or harvesting
    • Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures
    • Hire and train workers
    • Negotiate the terms of services to be provided
    • Maintain financial and operational records
    • May participate in the provision of services or in the operation of machinery and equipment
    • May operate and repair digital technology and communication tools and equipment, such as robotic milking systems and global positioning systems (GPS).

    Farm supervisors

    • Coordinate, assign and supervise the work of specialized livestock workers, farm machinery operators, livestock labourers and harvesting labourers
    • Supervise and oversee breeding and other livestock-related programs
    • Supervise, monitor and enforce procedures to maintain animal and crop health and welfare
    • Supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations
    • Supervise maintenance of infrastructure, equipment, and supplies
    • Develop work schedules and establish procedures
    • Ensure farm safety, food safety and security and bio-security procedures are followed
    • Maintain quality control and production records
    • May perform general farm duties.
    • May operate and repair digital technology and communication tools and equipment, such as robotic milking systems and global positioning systems (GPS).

    Farm supervisors may specialize in areas such as dairy, poultry, swine, beef, sheep, equine, fruit, vegetable, mixed or other specialty farming.

  • Employment requirements

    • Agricultural service contractors usually require a university degree, college diploma or industry courses in agricultural studies and several years of experience related to the service offered.
    • Contractors providing certain services, such as artificial insemination and pesticide application, may require training certificates and provincial licensing.
    • Farm supervisors may require a college certificate or other specialized training in agriculture or livestock husbandry.
    • A course or certificate in first aid may be required.
82031 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Nursery and greenhouse workers (85103) and Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (85191). They are employed by landscaping companies, cemeteries, lawn care and tree service companies, nurseries and greenhouses and by landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments. Contractors may be self-employed.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • greenhouse supervisor
    • grounds maintenance contractor
    • groundskeeping supervisor
    • horticulture workers supervisor
    • interior plantscaping contractor
    • landscaping contractor
    • landscaping foreman/woman
    • landscaping supervisor
    • lawn care contractor
    • nursery foreman/woman
    • park maintenance supervisor
    • tree service contractor

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews (See 72021 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews)
    • Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (See 72014 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers)
    • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (See 22114 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists)
    • Landscape architects (See 21201 Landscape architects)
    • Managers in agriculture (See 80020 Managers in agriculture)
    • Managers in horticulture (See 80021 Managers in horticulture)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    • Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, interior plantscapes and other landscaped areas
    • Tender bids on contracts for landscaping and grounds maintenance work
    • Plan and estimate the materials and labour requirements for individual contracts
    • Organize the planting and maintenance of trees, gardens, lawns, shrubs and hedges and the construction and installation of fences, decks, patios, walkways and retaining walls
    • Establish work schedules and procedures and co-ordinate activities with other work units
    • Resolve work-related problems and prepare and submit progress and other reports
    • Requisition supplies and materials
    • Maintain financial and personnel records
    • Hire staff and train workers in job duties and company policies
    • May manage operations of own company
    • May provide snow removal services during winter months
    • May perform the same duties as workers supervised.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • A college diploma, specialized courses or industry-related training and certification in landscaping and horticulture are usually required.
    • Experience as a landscape or horticulture supervisor or as a landscape or horticulture technician is required.
    • Experience in the type of work supervised is required.
    • A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.
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