Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611)

About this job

Harvesting labourers:

  • help other farm workers to harvest, sort and pack crops
Common job titles
  • hand, harvest
  • packer, fruit - apple / berry / etc.
  • packer, vegetable - cucumber
  • sorter, fruit / vegetable
  • worker, harvesting - field-grown crops
  • worker, tobacco harvesting


Harvesting labourers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • pick row and orchard crops
  • sort, weigh and pack fruit and vegetables at farm
  • load, unload and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce and products for transport
  • clean up racks, trays, and growing and packaging areas

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place outdoors in various weather conditions.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to other farm worker positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources