Agricultural consultants and specialists

Agricultural consultants and specialists

NOC
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- Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

Provide advice and assistance to farmers on all aspects of farm management, cultivation, fertilization, harvesting, soil characteristics, disease prevention, nutrition, crop rotation and marketing.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3-Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

$30.77
$23.85
Low
$42.47
High

Median Salary

$54,810
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

74
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

68%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists provide assistance and advice to farmers on all aspects of farm management, cultivation, fertilization, harvesting, soil erosion and composition, disease prevention, nutrition, crop rotation and marketing. They are employed by businesses, institutions and governments that assist the farming community, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Provide counselling and advisory services to farmers on crop cultivation and fertilization, harvesting, animal and poultry care, disease prevention, farm management, farm financing, marketing and other agricultural subjects
  • Prepare and conduct advisory information sessions and lectures for farmers and other groups
  • Conduct research, analyze agricultural data and prepare research reports
  • Liaise with researchers, educators and government or business managers on matters pertaining to farming and agriculture
  • Maintain records of services provided and the effects of advice given.

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists may specialize in specific aspects of agriculture such as animal science, field crops, horticulture, soil science, irrigation or drainage, farm management, marketing, agricultural economics, land use, and environmental management, appraisal or extension and education.

Also Known As

  • agricultural consultant
  • agricultural extension supervisor
  • agricultural livestock specialist
  • agricultural representative
  • agricultural soil and crop specialist
  • agriculturist
  • agrologist
  • agronomist
  • consulting agrologist
  • crop specialist
  • farm management consultant
  • field service adviser - agriculture
  • field service agent - agriculture
  • growers' advisor
  • professional agrologist (P.Ag.)
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in agriculture or in a related science is required.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in a provincial institute of agrology is usually required.
  • In Quebec, membership in the Ordre professionnel des agronomes is mandatory.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

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

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37.7%
Female
62.3%
Male
Employment by age

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

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0.0%
15-24
25.0%
25-34
20.0%
35-44
35.0%
45-54
20.0%
55-64
0.0%
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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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
9.5%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
9.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
81.0%
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.

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28.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
28.6%
Public administration
23.8%
Professional, scientific and technical services
19.0%
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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14.30%
Northeast
14.30%
Southeast
19.00%
Southwest
23.80%
Central
28.60%
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.

No Data Available

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No Data Available
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.

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

$54,810

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$63,477

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

New Brunswick

$54,810

Newfoundland

$62,288

Prince Edward Island

$73,733

Nova Scotia

$62,205

Canada

$54,292
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

6
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

17
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

17