2021 Ontario Agricultural Wage Rates


Piece work rate is a way of calculating pay that is based on the change of work an employee completes.
Piece work rage must be set at a level so that the employee earns at minimum a hourly rate of no less than $14.39 which represents the SAWP wage between January 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021, at which time the rate may change according to provincial legislation.

Wage rates that do not specify lower skilled or higher skilled are considered to be “General Farm Labour” wage rates.  For Supervisor positions please contact Service Canada for the current median wage.

Commodity Wage Term
Apiary

Supervisor $16.47 / HR

Technician/Worker $14.39 / HR

Labourer $14.39 / HR

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Bovine Higher Skilled $15.97 / HR

Lower Skilled $14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Vegetables
(includes ginseng and mechanically harvested tomatoes but excludes legumes)
$14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Dairy

Higher Skilled $16.11 / HR

Lower Skilled $14.39 / HR

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Duck

Higher Skilled $15.97 / HR

Lower Skilled $14.39 / HR

Oct.1/20 – Sept.30/21
Flowers $14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Fruit
(Includes apples)
$14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Greenhouse Vegetables $14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Horse

Higher Skilled $15.97 / HR

Lower Skilled $14.39 / HR

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Mink

Higher Skilled $15.97 / HR

Lower Skilled $14.39 / HR

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Mushrooms

Worker $15.50 / HR

Labourer $14.25 / HR

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Nurseries / Sod
Including Christmas Trees
$14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Poultry Higher Skilled $15.97 / HR

Lower Skilled $14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Sheep Higher Skilled $15.97 / HR

Lower Skilled $14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Swine Higher Skilled $15.73 / HR

Lower Skilled  $14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21
Tobacco Black / Flue  $14.39 / HR

 

Jan.1./21 – Sept.30/21