Wages by commodity

Agricultural Stream and the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program

Apiary Products

Province Position Current wage ($/hour) Expected minimum wage increase in 2014
($/hour)
AB Technician $13.71 $0.00
Alberta Worker $12.63 $0.00
Alberta Labourer $11.52 $0.00
BC Technician $13.68 $0.00
British Columbia Worker $13.06 $0.00
British Columbia Labourer $11.91 $0.00
MB Technician $12.62 $0.00
Manitoba Worker $11.35 $0.00
Manitoba Labourer $10.53 $0.00
NB Technician $12.95 $0.00
New Brunswick Worker $11.03 $0.00
New Brunswick Labourer $10.08 $0.00
NL Technician $13.67 $0.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Worker $11.61 $0.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Labourer $10.59 $0.00
NS Technician $12.71 $0.00
Nova Scotia Worker $11.61 $0.00
Nova Scotia Labourer $10.59 $0.00
ON Technician $14.80 $0.00
Ontario Worker $11.56 $0.00
Ontario Labourer $10.33 $11.00, June 1st
PE Technician $15.36 $0.00
Prince Edward Island Worker $11.15 $0.00
Prince Edward Island Labourer $10.17 $0.00
SK Technician $13.71 $0.00
Saskatchewan Worker $11.35 $0.00
Saskatchewan Labourer $10.35 $0.00

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

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Fruits, vegetables (excluding legumes), flowers, Christmas trees (including on-farm canning/processing, greenhouses/nurseries)

Province Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum
wage increase in
2014
($/hour)
AB $10.03 $0.00
BC $10.33 $0.00
MB $10.53 $0.00
NB $10.08 $0.00
NL $10.59 $0.00
NS $10.38 $10.40, April 1st
ON $10.33 $11.00, June 1st
PE $10.08 $0.00
SK $10.08 $0.00
YT $10.62 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Sod

Province Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum
wage increase in
2014
($/hour)
AB $10.03 $0.00
BC $10.33 $0.00
MB $10.61 $0.00
NB $10.08 $0.00
NL $10.59 $0.00
NS $10.59 $0.00
ON $10.33 $11.00, June 1st
PE $10.17 $0.00
SK $10.08 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Tobacco

Province Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum
wage increase in
2014
($/hour)
AB $10.03 $0.00
BC $10.33 $0.00
MB $10.59 $0.00
NB $10.08 $0.00
NL $10.59 $0.00
NS $10.59 $0.00
ON $10.33 $11.00, June 1st
PE $10.17 $0.00
SK $10.08 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Bovine

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage increase in 2014
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$12.37 $0.00
Alberta higher-skilled $14.39 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.33 $0.00
British Columbia higher-skilled $12.86 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $12.37 $0.00
Manitoba higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.22 $0.00
New Brunswick higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.38 $10.40, April, 1st
Nova Scotia higher-skilled $12.34 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $12.37 $0.00
Ontario higher-skilled $14.36 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.36 $0.00
Prince Edward Island higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $12.37 $0.00
Saskatchewan higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Dairy

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage increase in 2014
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$12.37 $0.00
Alberta higher-skilled $14.69 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.33 $0.00
British Columbia higher-skilled $12.86 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $12.37 $0.00
Manitoba higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.44 $0.00
New Brunswick higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NL lower-skilled $12.34 $0.00
Newfoundland and Labrador higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.38 $10.40, April, 1st
Nova Scotia higher-skilled $12.34 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $12.37 $0.00
Ontario higher-skilled $14.69 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.36 $0.00
Prince Edward Island higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $12.37 $0.00
Saskatchewan higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Duck

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage increase in 2014
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$11.27 $0.00
Alberta higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.33 $0.00
British Columbia higher-skilled $12.86 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $11.27 $0.00
Manitoba higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.27 $0.00
New Brunswick higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.38 $10.40, April, 1st
Nova Scotia higher-skilled $12.34 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $11.27 $0.00
Ontario higher-skilled $14.36 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.27 $0.00
Prince Edward Island higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $11.27 $0.00
Saskatchewan higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Horse

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2014
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$12.85 $0.00
Alberta higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.33 $0.00
British Columbia higher-skilled $12.86 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $12.85 $0.00
Manitoba higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.44 $0.00
New Brunswick higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.38 $10.40, April, 1st
Nova Scotia higher-skilled $12.34 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $12.54 $0.00
Ontario higher-skilled $14.36 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.36 $0.00
Prince Edward Island higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $12.85 $0.00
Saskatchewan higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Mink

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2014
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$10.71 $0.00
Alberta higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.33 $0.00
British Columbia higher-skilled $12.86 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $10.71 $0.00
Manitoba higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $10.71 $0.00
New Brunswick higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NL lower-skilled $10.72 $0.00
Newfoundland and Labrador higher-skilled $14.69 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.38 $10.40, April 1st
Nova Scotia higher-skilled $12.34 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $10.71 $11.00, June 1st
Ontario higher-skilled $14.36 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $10.71 $0.00
Prince Edward Island higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $10.71 $0.00
Saskatchewan higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Poultry

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2014
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$10.50 $0.00
Alberta higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.33 $0.00
British Columbia higher-skilled $12.86 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $10.53 $0.00
Manitoba higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $10.50 $0.00
New Brunswick higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NL lower-skilled $10.72 $0.00
Newfoundland and Labrador higher-skilled $14.69 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.38 $10.40, April 1st
Nova Scotia higher-skilled $12.34 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $10.54 $11.00, June 1st
Ontario higher-skilled $14.36 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $10.50 $0.00
Prince Edward Island higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $10.50 $0.00
Saskatchewan higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Sheep

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2014
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$11.86 $0.00
Alberta higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.33 $0.00
British Columbia higher-skilled $12.86 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $11.86 $0.00
Manitoba higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $11.44 $0.00
New Brunswick higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.38 $10.40, April 1st
Nova Scotia higher-skilled $12.34 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $11.86 $0.00
Ontario higher-skilled $14.36 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $11.36 $0.00
Prince Edward Island higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $11.86 $0.00
Saskatchewan higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.

Swine

Province Position Current wage
($/hour)
Expected minimum wage
increase in 2014
($/hour)
AB lower-skilled
$10.71 $0.00
Alberta higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
BC lower-skilled $10.33 $0.00
British Columbia higher-skilled $12.86 $0.00
MB lower-skilled $10.71 $0.00
Manitoba higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NB lower-skilled $10.71 $0.00
New Brunswick higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
NS lower-skilled $10.38 $10.40, April 1st
Nova Scotia higher-skilled $12.34 $0.00
ON lower-skilled $10.71 $11.00, June 1st
Ontario higher-skilled $14.36 $0.00
PE lower-skilled $10.71 $0.00
Prince Edward Island higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00
SK lower-skilled $10.71 $0.00
Saskatchewan higher-skilled $14.68 $0.00

Quebec employers: please consult the website of Ministère de l’Immigration des Communautés culturelles.