Job Vacancy: Apple Picker Needed in Canada

Fruit pickers, often referred to as harvesters, are an important part of the agriculture industry because fruit is delicate and requires gentle harvesting techniques. Mechanized picking machines can damage or destroy fruit during the picking process. Approximately 75 percent of U.S. vegetables are machine harvested, but less than half of fruit cops use mechanized labor, according to Rural Migration News. Fruit pickers must be detail-oriented, fast and reliable so they can remove fruit without loss. Orchard managers have their own procedures for harvesting fruit, so pickers must learn procedures and tips to satisfy their boss’s expectations.

Job details

  •  Location; Kerwood, ON Canada
  • Salary: $14.18HOUR hourly for 45 hours per week
  • Terms of employment : Seasonal Full time
  •  Start date: As soon as possible
  • Vacancies:  60 Vacancies

Personal quality
Effective social skills; Flexibility; Team player; Judgement; Organized
Landscape and farming Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills
Brush collecting; Budding trees; Clipping; Fruit trees training; gather seedlings; Suckering; Tying; Weeding; Shoot positioning

Job requirements



No degree, certificate or diploma


No experienceSpecific SkillsPick row and orchard cropsWeight HandlingUp to 23 kg (50 lbs)Type of CropsOrchard fruitWork Site EnvironmentOutdoors; At heightsWork Conditions and Physical CapabilitiesFast-paced environment; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Hand-eye co-ordination; Ability to distinguish between colours; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Large workloadPersonal SuitabilityReliability

How to apply

By email

In person

6232 Sexton Rd. Kerwood, ON N0M 2B0 Between 09:00 AM and 05:00 PM

Advertised until:

2020-08-08 Ongoing Responsibilities: ­

  • Sign up for fruit picks in advance of the picking date by communicating with the program coordinator ­
  • Meet the coordinator at the pick location ­
  • Pick a variety of different fruits, with care not to damage the plants or bruise the fruit. At times this may involve climbing a ladder to reach fruit ­
  • Ensure that the fruit you pick has been weighed and recorded

Requirements: ­

  • Be punctual and attend all fruit picking sessions you sign up for
  • ­ Be respectful of the tree owner’s property
  • ­ Be comfortable working outside ­
  • If you have a ladder, bucket or picking bag please bring them to the pick

Hours: ­

  • There will be opportunities to pick fruit two days a week from late June through October Picks will take place every Saturday and one weekday throughout the season ­
  • We encourage pickers to commit to multiple picks through the season ­
  • The amount of time for each pick will vary based on the type, and number of fruit available The time commitment will generally range from 1­3 hours

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