NOC 8611 – Harvesting labourers



Harvesting labourers assist other farm workers to harvest, sort and pack crops.

Progression to other farm worker positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

Harvesting labourers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Pick row and orchard crops
  • Sort, weigh and pack fruit and vegetables at the farm
  • Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce and products for transport
  • Clean up racks, trays and growing, producing and packing areas.

Employment Requirements

  • There are no specific education or training requirements.

All Titles

  • apple picker
  • berry picker
  • crop farm labourer – harvesting
  • cucumber picker
  • field-grown crop farm labourer – harvesting
  • fruit harvest worker
  • fruit harvester
  • fruit harvesting labourer
  • fruit or vegetable picker
  • fruit packer – farm
  • fruit picker
  • fruit sorter – farm
  • harvest hand
  • harvest worker
  • harvesting labourer
  • mushroom picker
  • packer, fruit – farm
  • packer, vegetables – farm
  • picker, fruit or vegetable
  • small fruit picker
  • sorter, fruit – farm
  • sorter, vegetable – farm
  • tobacco cutter – tobacco harvesting
  • tobacco picker
  • tobacco stripper – tobacco harvesting
  • tomato picker
  • vegetable packer – farm
  • vegetable picker
  • vegetable sorter – farm
  • worm harvester
  • worm packer
  • worm picker
  • worm picker-packer


  • General farm workers (8431)
  • Managers in agriculture (0821)


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