Fruit Picking Jobs in Canada



Canada is a fantastic country to visit, with all kinds of great things to see and explore. Fruit picking jobs in Canada are certainly plentiful and offered normally during the summer months of June - October. Most of the fruit picking in this country is centered around the main agricultural areas of and different regions offer a different type of fruit dependant on climate and topography. For example, in British Columbia you will fnd various fruit picking jobs picking strawberries, raspberries and longberries, there is also some grape growing in the Okanagan Valley. In Ontario you will find lots of apple growers, and also peach, cherry and plum picking. Nova Scotia has severe winters like most of Canada, in this region you will find the agricultural areas grow apples blueberries and strawberries.

Over 3% of the nation is employed in agricultural jobs so you will find plenty of differen farms, orchards and vinyards offering seasonal picking jobs in Canada. Most farms will employ staff on a casual basis and pay 'cash in hand'. Very few farms offer contracts and like most picking jobs pay is usually determined by how much you pick each shift. Several of the larger farms and employers will also offer accomodation as part of the job. This can be a nice bonus and allows you to save more of your hard earned picking money for other activities and adventures.

Once you are done with your picking work in Canada be sure to allow plenty of time to visit some of the great features and attractions the country has to offer. Most of the activity in Canada is based around the two coasts so it may be hard to see everything since it is such a large nation but some of the main highlights include. The Rockies, offering some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the world the Canadian Rockies is a must see if you are traveling around Canada. The Rockies are located close to the towns of Banff and Jasper with most people using either of these locations as a base to then explore this wonderful mountain range. Niagra Falls is another most see attraction while you are fruit picking in Canada. It is actually three seperate falls and is one of the most awesome tourist attractions you will find anywhere in the world. Toronto is just a little over an hours drive away so the falls are easily accesible and it is a great idea to spend some time in Toronto either before or after you trip to the falls.

Regardless of whether you opt to pursue a picking job in Canada it is still a great country to visit and offers other types of seasonal employment opportunities including ski resort jobs, summer vacation resort opportunities and summer camp jobs.

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