Natural resources, agriculture and related production

Summary

Agri-Business is so much more than farming—it’s big business in Saskatchewan!

Agriculture is constantly changing. Now more than ever, agri-food is a full-fledged international industry. Its scope extends from research, development and planning to policy, production and marketing. Agriculture is one of Saskatchewan’s economic staples and has a vast array of careers from farming to research!

Saskatchewan is Canada’s most important grain-producing region, supplying 10% of the world’s total exported wheat. Saskatchewan is also the world’s top exporter of green lentils and chickpeas. Our pulse crop sector has grown into a billion-dollar export industry. Saskatchewan is also the world’s largest exporter of mustard and canary seed. We are the second largest beef-producing province in Canada, producing more than $1 billion worth of beef annually.

As impressive as Saskatchewan’s agricultural productivity is, there are also many scientists and seed breeders developing new technologies and seed strains. The province is home to almost a third of Canada’s agricultural biotechnology industry, with more than 700 scientists working in 30 private and public research facilities.

Job Charts

wdt_ID NOC Job Title Job Description Wage Range Estimate Skills Knowledge Tools & Technology Other Training and Education routes
1 8252 Pork Production Technician Agricultural service contractors provide agricultural services, such as livestock and poultry breeding, soil preparation, crop planting, crop spraying, cultivating or harvesting. Farm supervisors oversee farm workers and harvesting labourers. Specialized livestock workers carry out feeding, health and breeding programs on livestock farms. $31,200 to $94,990 Teamwork, Organizational skills, Communication skills English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act, First aid n.a. Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Work under pressure Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
2 8421 Chain saw and skidder operators Operate chain saws to fell, delimb and buck trees; operate skidders to move felled trees for processing and transportation. $31,200 to $75,000 Teamwork English language n.a. n.a. Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
3 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in drilling for oil or gas, operating service rigs or providing oil and gas well services. $40,000 to $125,530 Communication skills, Leadership, Planning English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word Self-starter / Self-motivated, Work under pressure, Attention to detail University of Regina
4 8431 General farm workers Plant, cultivate and harvest crops; raise livestock and poultry; maintain and repair farm equipment and buildings. $26,400 to $62,400 Teamwork, Organizational skills, Interpersonal skills English language n.a. Fast-paced Setting, Attention to detail, Work under pressure Carlton Trail College, Cumberland College, Lakeland College, Parkland College, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Southeast College
5 8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers Assist in the construction of landscapes and related structures; maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, landscaped interiors and other landscaped areas. $25,600 to $54,660 Teamwork, Organizational skills, Customer service English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Business intelligence Lawn mowers, Power tools, Chainsaws Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility On The Job Training
6 8616 Logging and forestry labourers Perform a variety of manual tasks, such as attaching choker cables to logs, planting trees, clearing brush, spraying chemicals, cleaning up landing areas and assisting other workers. $29,120 to $64,480 Teamwork English language n.a. Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting Saskatchewan Polytechnic
7 8241 Logging machinery operators Fell, yard and process trees at logging sites using cable yarding systems, mechanical harvesters and forwarders, mechanical tree processors and loaders . $39,520 to $64,480 Teamwork, Communication skills, Organizational skills English language, First aid n.a. Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
8 8614 Mine labourers Carry out general labour duties to assist in the extraction of coal, minerals and ore, and in other services in support of mining operations. $48,880 to $90,480 Teamwork, Organizational skills, Interpersonal skills English language, First aid, Occupational Health and Safety Act Lawn mowers, Power tools, Forklifts Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility Carlton Trail College, Parkland College, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
9 8615 Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers Carry out general labour duties and operate equipment to assist in drilling and servicing of oil and gas wells. $37,440 to $68,490 Teamwork, Writing English language, First aid n.a. Fast-paced Setting, Attention to detail Great Plains College, Lakeland College, Parkland College, Southeast College
10 8232 Rig Technician Rig technicians control rig set up and demobilization, control the operation of drilling and hoisting equipment on drilling and service rigs, and direct the activities of the rig crew under the supervision of the rig manager. $45,720 to $93,600 Teamwork, Communication skills English language n.a. n.a. Lakeland College, Parkland College, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Southeast College
NOC Job Title Job Description Wage Range Estimate Skills Knowledge Tools & Technology Other Training and Education routes

Education Routes

Below are the post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan for Natural resources, agriculture and related production

Carlton Trail College

Carlton Trail College is one of Saskatchewan’s leading training and educational institutions. From the programs we offer, to the services we provide, we are dedicated to help you achieve your education, career and training goals.

Cumberland College

Whether you are looking for a career change or wanting to upgrade your skills, Cumberland College can help you reach your goals!  Choose from a wide array of programs such as, university, skills training, adult upgrading, English language, and business training to help prepare for a rewarding future.

Great Plains College

Great Plains College is focused on meeting the needs of learners, employers and communities in western Saskatchewan. We build stronger leaders, careers, partnerships and communities.

Lakeland College

Lakeland College’s programming seeks to meet the needs of learners, communities, business and industry. Programming includes agricultural and environmental sciences, apprenticeship and industry training, energy, fire and emergency services training, wellness and human business and university transfer.

Northlands College

Northlands College provides courses and programs in several campuses across northern Saskatchewan. Each campus offers specific programs and courses, with many programs offered in multiple locations.

Parkland College

Parkland College is focused on getting you ready for the world of work. That means giving you in-demand hands-on skills with the theory and knowledge to back it up. Learn more at www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

Sask Indian Institute of Technologies

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nations-governed educational institution, one of only four credit-granting post-secondary institutions in the province- and the only credit granting Indigenous institution. SIIT provides adult learners with academic, vocational and technical training as well as services and supports for employment and career growth.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation.

Southeast College

Southeast College operates campuses in six communities throughout Saskatchewan. Our students receive valuable hands-on post-secondary education and are expertly trained for careers in a wide variety of fields, with an emphasis on trades and technology.

University of Regina

The University of Regina offers 10 faculties, 25 academic departments and schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College), bringing excellence and diversity to the educational experience.

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