Agriculture Careers

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What is your future? Do you dream of owning your own business? Maybe you are the creative type, eager to make your mark with graphic design? Or perhaps you get excited by the idea of a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)? Would you be surprised to learn that all of those  (and more!) are career options within the agri-food sector?  Careers in agriculture and food are incredibly diverse… and they aren’t all on the farm.

The agriculture and food sector is at the leading edge of research and innovation to address global challenges. There are endless opportunities which will allow you to make a difference: feed the growing population, protect the environment, care for animals, or help people.

So go ahead…take a look through these profiles of real Canadians working in agriculture and food. You may just get a glimpse of what your future can hold.

Engineering & Mechanics

New Partnership Highlights STEM Career Opportunities to Students

New Partnership Highlights STEM Career Opportunities to Students

AITC-C is proud to come together with agriculture partners to introduce youth to careers across the food sector. Together, AITC-C, EMILI, and Actua will be helping Western Canadian students from K to 12 learn about opportunities in the plant-protein, agrifood and digital agriculture sectors.

Through an co-investment project with Protein Industries Canada, Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI), national STEM outreach charity Actua and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) will help address the agriculture industry’s growing need for a skilled workforce. The program will engage youth in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba, with a particular focus on Indigenous and other under-represented groups. It will be based on Actua’s existing STEM and digital skills programming, which incorporates Indigenous perspectives and land-based learning, and expand upon agriculture curriculum developed by the partners.

Read the full media release here.

Mechanic

Mechanic

If you like working with your hands, but also enjoy computers and precision engineering, a career as an agriculture mechanic might be right for you.

Aerial Applicator

Aerial Applicator

Aerial spraying is not only good for producers, but it’s also good for the environment. Producers reduce their work load and stress since an airplane can accomplish more in an hour than conventional ground equipment can in a day. This means less fuel used, less air pollution and no soil compaction.

Provincial Livestock Engineer

Provincial Livestock Engineer

Teddi’s main job is implementing the Agricultural Operations Act, which protects water resources by requiring intensive livestock operations to have adequate waste storage and waste management plans. Between the office and the field, she provides technical assistance to producers and regional engineers. 

Design Engineer

Design Engineer

With a rising global population and less land to grow food, it’s up to farmers to make efficient use of this land. Companies such as Bourgault are helping farmers achieve this goal through fertilizer and seed placement technologies that lead to better yields and more efficient use of the land.

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