Wages by agricultural commodity

Apiary Products

Technician = Higher-skilled occupation
Worker = One or more years of apiary work experience, lower-skilled occupation
Labourer = No apiary work experience, lower-skilled occupation

Province Position Current wage ($/hour) Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB Technician $14.05 $0.00
Worker $12.95 $0.00
Labourer $11.81 $0.00
BC Technician $14.02 $0.00
Worker $13.39 $0.00
Labourer $12.21 $0.00
MB Technician $12.94 $0.00
Worker $11.46 $0.00
Labourer $11.00 $0.00
NB Technician $13.27 $0.00
Worker $11.31 $0.00
Labourer $10.65 $0.00
NL Technician $14.01 $0.00
Worker $11.90 $0.00
Labourer $10.86 $0.00
NS Technician $13.03 $0.00
Worker $11.90 $0.00
Labourer $10.86 $0.00
ON Technician $15.17 $0.00
Worker $11.85 $0.00
Labourer $11.25 $0.00
PE Technician $15.75 $0.00
Worker $11.43 $0.00
Labourer $10.50

$10.75 on June 1, 2016
$11.00 on October 1, 2016

SK Technician $14.05 $0.00
Worker $11.64 $0.00
Labourer $10.61 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Fruits, vegetables (including canning/processing of these products if grown on the farm)

Province Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB $11.20 $0.00
BC $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
MB $11.00 $0.00
NB $10.65 $0.00
NL $10.86 $0.00
NS $10.70 $0.00
ON $11.25 $0.00
PE $10.75 $11.00 on October 1, 2016
SK $10.50 $0.00
YT $11.07 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Mushrooms

Labourer (NOC 8611) = Job duties include picking, sorting, loading and cleaning mushrooms.
Worker (NOC 8431) = Job duties include picking, sorting, loading and cleaning mushrooms, as well as planting, examining mushrooms for quality and monitoring waterlines, airflow, humidity and temperature

Province Position Current wage ($/hour) Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB Labourer $13.00 $0.00
  Worker $17.31 $0.00
BC Labourer $11.25 $0.00
  Worker $15.00 $0.00
MB Labourer $11.75 $0.00
  Worker $15.20 $0.00
NB Labourer $12.50 $0.00
  Worker $13.00 $0.00
NL Labourer $10.78 $0.00
  Worker $13.00 $0.00
NS Labourer $11.50 $0.00
  Worker $12.60 $0.00
ON Labourer $11.25 $0.00
  Worker $14.00 $0.00
PE Labourer $12.50 $0.00
  Worker $13.00 $0.00
SK Labourer $17.75 $0.00
  Worker $17.00 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Flowers

Province Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB $11.20 $0.00
BC $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
MB $11.00 $0.00
NB $10.65 $0.00
NL $10.86 $0.00
NS $10.70 $0.00
ON $11.25 $0.00
PE $10.75 $11.00 on October 1, 2016
SK $10.50 $0.00
YT $11.07 Increase of $0.21 effective April 1, 2016

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Nursery-grown trees including Christmas trees, greenhouses/nurseries

Province Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB $11.20 $0.00
BC $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
MB $11.00 $0.00
NB $10.65 $0.00
NL $10.86 $0.00
NS $10.70 $0.00
ON $11.25 $0.00
PE $0.00 $0.00
SK $10.50 $0.00
YT $11.07 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Pedigreed canola seed

Province Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB $17.31 $0.00
BC $15.00 $0.00
MB $15.20 $0.00
NB $13.00 $0.00
NL $13.00 $0.00
NS $12.60 $0.00
ON $14.00 $0.00
PE $13.00 $0.00
SK $17.00 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Sod

Province Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB $11.20 $0.00
BC $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
MB $11.00 $0.00
NB $10.65 $0.00
NL $10.86 $0.00
NS $10.86 $0.00
ON $11.25 $0.00
PE $10.75 $11.00 on October 1, 2016
SK $10.50 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Tobacco

Province Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB $11.20 $0.00
BC $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
MB $11.00 $0.00
NB $10.65 $0.00
NL $10.86 $0.00
NS $10.86 $0.00
ON $11.25 $0.00
PE $10.75 $11.00 on October 1, 2016
SK $10.50 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Bovine

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$12.68 $0.00
higher-skilled $14.75 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
higher-skilled $13.18 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $12.68 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.50 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.70 $0.00
higher-skilled $12.65 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $12.68 $0.00
higher-skilled $14.72 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.65 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $12.68 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Dairy

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$12.68 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.06 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
higher-skilled $13.18 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $12.68 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.73 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NL lower-skilled $12.65 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.70 $0.00
higher-skilled $12.65 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $12.68 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.06 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.65 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $12.68 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Duck

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$11.56 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
higher-skilled $13.18 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $11.56 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.56 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.70 $0.00
higher-skilled $12.65 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $11.56 $0.00
higher-skilled $14.72 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.56 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $11.56 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Horse

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$13.17 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.23 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
higher-skilled $13.18 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $13.17 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.73 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.70 $0.00
higher-skilled $12.65 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $12.86 $0.00
higher-skilled $14.72 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.65 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $13.17 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Mink

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$11.20 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
higher-skilled $13.18 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $11.00 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $10.98 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NL lower-skilled $10.99 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.06 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.70 $0.00
higher-skilled $12.65 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $11.25 $0.00
higher-skilled $14.72 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $10.98 $11.00 on October 1, 2016
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $10.98 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Poultry

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$11.20 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
higher-skilled $13.18 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $11.00 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $10.76 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NL lower-skilled $10.99 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.06 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.70 $0.00
higher-skilled $12.65 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $11.25 $0.00
higher-skilled $14.72 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $10.76 $11.00 on October 1, 2016
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $10.76 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Sheep

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$12.15 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
higher-skilled $13.18 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $12.15 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.73 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.70 $0.00
higher-skilled $12.65 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $12.15 $0.00
higher-skilled $14.72 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.65 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $12.15 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

Swine

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2016
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$11.20 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.85 as of September 15, 2016 $0.00
higher-skilled $13.18 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $11.00 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $10.98 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
NL lower-skilled $10.64 $0.00
higher-skilled $12.65 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.70 $0.00
higher-skilled $12.65 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $11.25 $0.00
higher-skilled $14.72 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $10.98 $11.00 on October 1, 2016
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $10.98 $0.00
higher-skilled $15.05 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (in French only).

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