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How to submit your application at Agrijob?

Nothing is easier! The residents who are interested in being employed as agricultural workers can submit their application at Agrijob. Visit us at our new office and get un appointment for a screening interview.

For the interview, the worker must bring with you :

  • Name, address, and phone number
  • Social insurance number (SIN) (the Social Insurance card is obligatory when the SIN starts by number 9)
  • Work permit, if the social insurance number starts by number 9
  • Another valid I.D. card with photo

If your application is in line with the offered job profiles, you will sign the Agrijob's card and make sure to have it at the work sites.



What is the remuneration?

The remuneration paid to the agricultural workers from Montreal in 2014 is $10,76/hour.

The salary is composed by the following:

  • basic wage: $10.35/hour;
  • 4% for annual leave indemnity: $0,41/hour.


The remuneration is paid, in most cases, at the end of every workday. In some agricultural productions, jobs can be paid by efficiency (piecework).




What is the working schedule?

A wokday is between 8 to 9 hours long.
The workday egind around 8 a.m. and finishes around 5 p.m.

A workday includes :

  • 10 minutes break in the morning (paid);
  • A period of at least 30 minutes for lunch (not paid);
  • 10 minutes break in the afternoon (paid).

However, it's important to know that the bus leaves between 6:00 and 6:15 am. So, you should take the first metro at 5:30 am to arrive in time at the boarding place.



What is the definition of an occasional / daily employment?

It's a duration between 1 day to 4 weeks of work with the same employer.



What is the definition of seasonal employment?

It’s a duration of 4 weeks and more, working with the same employer.


What are the peak periods for the harvesters?

Preparing the soil, removing the rocks, transplanting in a greenhouse
Planting, removing the rocks and cleaning the fields
The first vegetables harvest (lettuces, radishes, etc.), the fruits harvest (strawberries, raspberries) and other type of work (weeding)
The vegetables harvest (cucumbers,carrots, lettuces, onions) and the fruits harvest (strawberries,raspberries)
The vegetables harvest (tomatoes, peppers, corns, broccolis, cauliflowers, beans, eggplants) and others productions (weeding)
The vegetables harvest (broccolis, cauliflowers, etc.) and the fruits harvest (apples)
The vegetables harvest (celeries, leeks, cauliflowers, pumpkins) and the fruits harvest (apples)
The last vegetables harvest (cabbages)



Is it possible for a recipient of welfare to hold an occasional / seasonal employment?

Yes, the recipient of welfare can hold an occasional / seasonal employment. Also, the Ministère de l'Emploi, de la Solidarité sociale et de la Famille allows some exemptions for the employment income.
For example : 200,00$/month for one adult without a limited capacity for employment and 300,00$/month for two adults without a limited capacity for employment.

For further  information, contact your income agent or consult the web site .



What are the advantages for the recipient of welfare to hold a seasonal employment?

It`s worthwhile because it helps you :

  • Improve your financial situation;
  • Increase your chances of finding permanent employment;

Moreover, one time by nine months period and during three consecutive months, you will benefit of the next advantages :

  • You will continue to be eligible for claim slips and thus for dental and drug services under the employment assistance plan;
  • You will benefit from more flexible rules, once you begin receiving employment assistance again  like :
    • Your liquid assets are not taken into consideration when calculating your benefits;
    • You conserve the total number of months on employment assistance;
    • Your vacation pay is not taken into consideration when calculating your benefits;
    • Your benefits  are calculated based on a complete month.

For further information, contact your security agent or call the bureau des renseignements et plaintes of the Ministère de l'Emploi, de la Solidarité et de la Famille at the following number :



Can an Employment Insurance (EI) claimant work during the benefits period?

Most people know that you can’t work full-time and receive regular EI benefits. But did you know that the rules let you receive some benefits if you work part-time? If you are receiving regularparental or compassionate care benefits, you can earn 40% of your weekly benefit or 75$, whichever is higher, without changing the amount of EI benefits you will receive for that week. You must, however, always declare all your earnings.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact your local office or visit the following site:



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