Careers in Agriculture

The agriculture industry has many exciting career opportunities in a number of disciplines. Students today could be our future farmers! To give them some ideas and information on how to pursue this path, we have a few helpful resources for you.

thinkAG

Calling all teachers and career counsellors! The new thinkAG website is a one-stop shop for learning resources and experiences to ignite interest in agriculture and food career journeys for students in Grades 5-12. Offering them insight as to jobs tailored to their interests and personalities, this site will help them find their purpose-driven career. Ready to encourage students to thinkAG? Explore the diverse world of agriculture and food careers and resources at thinkag.ca.

thinkAG

Careers in Agriculture

Find  profiles of interesting agriculture careers below courtesy of Agrilyze and BCAITC. Click on each profile to discover exciting jobs in agri-tech, land-use management, sustainability, and more.  Watch this video below to find out more about our partnership with Agrilyze to bring career education to BC students.

You can also use our Resource Order Form to order a Fields for Your Future resource package including a narrative CD, a poster, and four different informative brochures, including options in Environment, Food, Health, and Business. (all secondary school career advisors in BC have received a package).

Urban Farmer

Urban Farmer

Sustainability Analyst

Sustainability Analyst

Agronomist

Agronomist

Drone Operator

Drone Operator

Agricultural Equipment Technician

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Agricultural Finance Specialist

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Agricultural Research Technician

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Farm Manager

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Fish Farm Technician

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Food Product Technologist

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Greenhouse Technician

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Guest Ranch Owner/Operator

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Land Use Planner

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Quality Control Technician

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Sales Agronomist

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Sustainability Project Manager

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Who Are Today's Farmers?

Farming is not only a business, it’s a way of life, and farmers are motivated by their passion for the land and for producing food. Every day, BC farmers work hard to produce many of the foods and products we enjoy. Today's farmers are from of a multitude of races, ages, and backgrounds. To keep up with the challenges of this dynamic industry, they must be highly educated, skilled, and dedicated.

Get to know some of today’s farmers through:

Agriculture Career and Job Links

Here's a current list of BC educational institutions offering courses or programs in Agriculture, Fisheries, or Food Science:

Institution

Programs

Location

BCIT

Integrated Resource Management

Vancouver

Camosun College

Horticulture

Victoria

Capilano University

Horticulture, Fish Culture

Vancouver

East Kootenay Community College

Horticulture

Cranbrook

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Horticulture

Langley

Malaspina College

Horticulture, Fisheries, and Aquaculture

Nanaimo

North Island College

Aquaculture and Fisheries Technician

Courtenay

Okanagan College

Horticulture, Agriculture General

Kelowna

Simon Fraser University

Pest Management, Resource and Environmental Mgmt.

Burnaby

University of the Fraser Valley

Horticulture, Pest Management, Agriculture General

Chilliwack/Abbotsford

University of British Columbia

Agriculture degrees — all disciplines

Vancouver

University of Northern BC

Biology

Prince George

University of Victoria

Biology

Victoria