I worked on a family farm that grew lots of crops. I drove tractors, swathers, sprayers and combines. The family was very friendly and we had a good chance to meet with other trainees and see the sights in Canada. David from Switzerland
Large Crop Farms (800 -10000 hectares)
Mixed Crop and Beef Farms
Home Management (rural)
Home Management with Farm Chores
Sheep Farms (very limited)
Market Gardens (very limited)
Greenhouse (very limited)
You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 when making the initial application.
For Agriculture placements, you must have a minimum two years’ practical experience driving farm machinery and/or handling farm animals. Education in agriculture or as a mechanic is an asset, but not required.
For Horticulture placements, you must have a minimum two years’ practical experience and/or education in horticulture.
You are required to hold a valid driver’s license from your home country. An international driver’s license may also be required.
If accepted to this program, you will be required to provide criminal record checks to the Canadian government - from your home country and all other countries you visited for more than 6 months within the past 5 years.
You may not bring a spouse or dependent child to Canada on this program.
You will earn an hourly wage during the work placement. Wages are set by International Rural Exchange Canada.
The wage is paid by the host employer. Host employers deduct taxes from your wage as required by the Canadian government.
Please contact our partner organization in your home country for more information about wages.
Please contact our partner organization in your home country for information about the cost to participate.