Job Postings - Agricultural Sciences

Current jobs available in the agriculture sector are listed below.

Note: Lakeland College is not responsible for verifying all information provided by employers. The onus is on a student to check out each opportunity thoroughly before agreeing to the work or signing contracts of employment. 

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Australia & New Zealand Farm Workers - Deadline -
Australia & New Zealand Farm Work

It's not too late to apply to work down under this fall!
Gain practical experience and a global understanding of agriculture or horticulture by working with a primary producer overseas. Add international experience to your resume! 

Cropping, dairy and sheep farms have openings for young Canadian farmers for September and October. Choose Australia or New Zealand.

Work full-time on a farm for 4-12 months. Depart in September or October; later if you have extensive machinery operating experience on grain farms.

International Rural Exchange hosts offer paid positions with work permits and accommodation arranged.

Travel & see the country on weekends and holidays. Co-op work experience hours can be earned. Holiday time is negotiable with host. 

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime - begin lifelong friendships, explore different farming practices, see the world.

Duties & Responsibilities
Farm labour for day-to-day tasks involved in primary cropping or livestock production. Trainees choose the type of operation they wish to work on: dairy, crop, sheep, swine, beef, etc. The type of farm placement will determine the duties. Duties might include milking, feeding, branding, cleaning barns, livestock health care, tractor work, seeding, harvesting, truck driving, fencing, farm and yard maintenance, etc.

IRE Canada arranges a full-time job where accommodations are arranged by the host farm / operation owner, allowing first-hand insight into the agricultural practices and culture of the host country.

Departure Dates are flexible according to the schedule of the applicant and the requirements of the host employer. Departures are available almost year-round.

Seasonal Full-Time Work is available in Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States or Japan. International Rural Exchange (IRE) Canada partners with more than 20 overseas organizations to receive and place young farmers with agricultural and horticultural hosts around the world. 

Ask IRE Canada about other country and placement type options as well. 

Applicants must be:
- 18-30 years of age
- in good physical and mental health
- flexible & open-minded
- experienced or educated in their field of interest (minimum one year)

and possess:
- a valid driver's license
- passport
- a good work ethic
- a sense of adventure
- genuine interest in agriculture

Start Up Costs
International Rural Exchange Canada programs are self-funding.
Costs include administration, medical travel insurance, work permit fees and airfare. 
Participant earnings usually cover costs to participate and provide additional funds to travel on days off, 
pending destination and duration of stay. See application package for details. 
A deposit is required at completion of application, but full-payment of program fees is due only when a placement has been accepted.

About Us
International Rural Exchange Canada (IREC) offers overseas work experience to young Canadians interested in agriculture, horticulture, beekeeping, oenology and other related fields.

Applicants ages 18-30 are invited to apply for work placements ranging in duration from 4-12 months. Experience or education in the chosen work is necessary. Paid employment, a work permit and accommodation is arranged. 

IREC provides a fantastic opportunity for cultural exchange, global understanding and time-off to explore. Travel and work in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Ireland, Japan, the UK or the USA.

International Rural Exchange Canada (IREC) is a non-profit Canadian organization run by a volunteer board of host families and former participants, assisted by knowledgeable and committed staff. IREC is a Recognized Organization of International Experience Canada. IREC has over 30 years experience arranging global experiences for young agricultural applicants and their host employers. 

Application Information
Request application form from
Call or email: 1-306-489-4407
During the application process, you will be asked to supply a resume and 2 applicable work-related references.


What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience