Farmers

Farmers

NOC
0821

- Managers in agriculture

Manage and evaluate farm operations. They may grow crops, raise and breed livestock or market farm products. They usually operate their own establishment.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

236
 

Median Hourly Wage

$17.00
$14.77
Low
$24.79
High

Median Salary

$18,267
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

1,305
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

80%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Managers in agriculture plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations and functions of farms. They are responsible for growing crops, raising and breeding livestock, poultry and other animals and marketing farm products. Managers in this unit group usually own and operate their own establishment.

Main Duties

Managers in agriculture perform some or all the following duties:

  • Manage the overall operations of a farm, ranch or orchard
  • Determine the amount and kinds of crops to be grown and livestock to be raised
  • Organize and co-ordinate planting, cultivating and crop harvesting activities; raising and breeding of livestock and poultry
  • Hire and manage farm personnel
  • Establish a marketing program
  • Develop and keep financial and production records
  • Purchase farm machinery, livestock, seed, feed and other supplies
  • Maintain farm machinery, equipment and buildings
  • Perform farming duties.
  • Managers in agriculture manage farms of various sizes which may specialize in particular crops such as wheat, apples or potatoes or raise particular livestock such as beef cattle, swine or poultry.

Also Known As

  • apiarist
  • apple grower
  • chicken farmer
  • dairy farmer
  • domestic animal breeder
  • fruit farmer
  • hog breeder
  • horse breeder
  • maple syrup producer
  • market gardener
  • potato farmer
  • rancher
  • seed grower
  • sod farmer
  • vegetable grower
  • vineyard manager
  • viticulturist
  • wheat farmer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Extensive farming experience, obtained as a farm supervisor or specialized crop or livestock worker or by working on a farm, is usually required.
  • A university degree or college diploma in agricultural management or other field related to crop or livestock production may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

15.5%
Female
84.5%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

1.6%
15-24
11.2%
25-34
14.2%
35-44
21.1%
45-54
27.9%
55-64
24.2%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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14.2%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
35.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
8.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
26.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
15.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

94.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
2.2%
Manufacturing
0.9%
Retail trade
2.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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8.60%
Northeast
20.30%
Southeast
23.40%
Southwest
15.10%
Central
32.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$16,223
Northeast
$13,026
Southeast
$16,128
Southwest
$1,660
Central
$33,502
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$18.00
$15.00
Low
$21.00
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$18,267

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$26,953

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$18,267

Newfoundland

$22,653

Prince Edward Island

$25,027

Nova Scotia

$13,043

Canada

$18,322
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

236
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-9
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

245
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

726
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-71
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

796