Farm Apprenticeships

Young Agrarians posts opportunities for new and young farmers to learn how to farm through hands-on internships and apprenticeships on farms.

Check out our programs, tools and resources below and come back often for updates:

2020 ALBERTA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – Young Agrarians, Organic Alberta and our network of exceptional mentor farmers are offering advanced, full-immersions, hands-on apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. We carefully screen host farms, and prospective apprenticeship complete an application process to apply. 

FIND AN APPRENTICESHIP – Looking for hands-on farm education? Check out our listings of apprenticeships below. Please note that we do not have the capacity to screen host farms. Don’t see your dream opportunity listed here? Visit the Young Agrarians UMAP for more ways to find farm jobs and apprenticeships.

POST AN APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY – Got a great apprenticeship opportunity on your farm? Submit the opportunity to us, and we’ll post it on our blog and social media channels to help spread the word.

APPRENTICESHIP RESOURCES FOR FARMS AND NOVICE FARMERS –

For new and young farmers looking for opportunities: Please screen your potential employer or apprentice host to ensure that you are entering into a fair exchange that meets your needs and expectations. Try asking the farm for references of past workers or apprentices, or ask people in the community if you are unsure. Check out these great resources for apprentices on the SOIL website.

For farms offering apprenticeships: By posting at Young Agrarians, the expectation is that you are offering a fair and equitable opportunity, that complies with labour regulations in your province or territory (e.g. see BC regulations here). All provinces have different rules on apprenticeship employment regulations. Please check out these best practices from SOIL on labour laws, education, interview questions, contracts, and more.

Looking to submit a job instead of an apprenticeship? Click here.

Happy farming!


Apprenticeship Opportunities

FARM JOBS: MARKHAM, ON – Joyfully Organic Farm, Farm Staff

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 20, 2020

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Joyfully Organic Farm in Markham, ON is seeking Farm Staff for the 2020 season! ABOUT Joyfully Organic Farm We have a deep love of amazing food, strong farming practices, and hearty laughs. We are planning our 2020 Season and putting together our rock star farm staff team. Joyfully Organic Farm focuses on lean operational efficiencies, bio-intensive planting, multi-successions high yields per acreage, and laughing a lot. The farm operates on a 30 inch bed system with the use of walking tractors and hand tools. In parallel, the farm is developing a tractor based system which will retain the strengths and efficiencies of the well … Continue reading FARM JOBS: MARKHAM, ON – Joyfully Organic Farm, Farm Staff

Job: Regina, SK – Sundog Vegetables

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 12, 2020

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Full-time seasonal farmhand/apprentice wanted for organic farm near Regina, SK Sundog Vegetables is a new (or rather, transplanted) family farm business located near Balgonie, Saskatchewan, about 40 km from downtown Regina. Balgonie is about 8 km south and has a grocery store, library, and a few other services. Our farm is 150 acres featuring large fields, poplar forests, a large pond, and an old dairy barn. It is located in Treaty 4 lands in the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda peoples and the homeland of the Métis Nation. In 2020, our first full year on this … Continue reading Job: Regina, SK – Sundog Vegetables

FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – Chuckleberry Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 10, 2020

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Chuckleberry Farm in Beasley, near Nelson, BC is accepting applications for their Organic Microgreen & Farming Business Internship for the 2020/21 season! About Chuckleberry Farm Chuckleberry is located on a pristine 18-acre property in the Selkirk Mountains, 10 miles west of Nelson British Columbia. The land is south sloping with a very generous south exposure supporting a unique micro climate great for organic gardening & orchards as well as passive solar, photovoltaic power and annualized Geo Solar Building. Chuckleberry is a certified organic community farm that operates year round from our in ground earthship that is largely heated and powered by the sun.  The earthship supports … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – Chuckleberry Farm

HERB INTERSHIPS: BLACK CREEK, BC – Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 10, 2020

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Ravensong Seeds & Herbals, in Black Creek, BC, is seeking interns for the 2020 season! Internship Details Join us for an internship this season at Ravensong Medicine Garden, located in the beautiful Comox Valley, Vancouver Island BC. After over a decade of growing our seeds and herbs on leased land on the Saanich Peninsula, we have relocated up Island to Black Creek where we are putting roots down on our very own property. Over the course of the next growing season we will be visioning, designing, and beginning to create the new medicine garden on two acres. Learn all about herb growing, … Continue reading HERB INTERSHIPS: BLACK CREEK, BC – Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

HERB APPRENTICESHIPS: BRENTWOOD BAY, BC – Fireweed Farm & School

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 10, 2020

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Fireweed Farm & School, in Brentwood Bay, BC, is accepting applications for their 2020 Herbal Apprenticeship Program! PROGRAM DETAILS Your guides The Fireweed School Herbal Apprenticeship Program was created by Jessy Delleman in 2015. Jessy has been offering the program for the past consecutive five years, and each year the program evolves as its teachings become more deeply infused and guided by the wisdom of the medicine plants. Jessy has been working full time with the plants as a herbalist and herb grower since 2008, and dabbling in their magic long before that. Her passion is the reception of direct … Continue reading HERB APPRENTICESHIPS: BRENTWOOD BAY, BC – Fireweed Farm & School

FARM JOB: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 06, 2020

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Hummingbird Farm near Nelson and Castlegar, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Hummingbird Farm Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows speciality cut flowers and small fruits. We are located in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river, 30 min from Nelson and Castlegar BC. Desired Qualities We are looking for an individual who is hard-working, physically fit, and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Farming is physically demanding work that involves the ability to squat, kneel, bend down and preform repetitive tasks in all kinds of weather! Day to day work is … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm

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FARM APPRENTICESHIP: OYAMA, BC – 4 Elements Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 06, 2020

4 Elements Farm in Oyama, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2020 season! About 4 Elements Farm Hands on learning on a small organic vegetable family farm, In the Okaganan. Located in Oyama BC, Our farm is walking distance to 2 lakes and minutes away from a rail trail that takes you to Kelowna or Vernon. There will be lots of opportunities to learn while working along side experienced farmers, on the development of this new farm. Accommodation is in your own or shared RV on a beautiful 15 acre property along a creek and wetland. We use a variety … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIP: OYAMA, BC – 4 Elements Farm

FARM APPRENTICESHIP: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 05, 2020

Looking for a farming apprenticeship in Ontario? Check out Ignatius Farm in Guelph! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ markets, local businesses and service agencies. The programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal community events. The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland just outside of Guelph Ontario. IJC welcomes all and is home to Loyola Retreat House & Ignatian Training, Ignatius Farm and the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. Are you passionate … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIP: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

FARM JOB: OTTAWA, ON – Capital Greens Urban Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 03, 2020

Capital Greens Urban Farm in Ottawa, ON is seeking a Farm Worker for the 2020 season! ABOUT Capital Greens Urban Farm Capital Greens is a small-scale, diversified organic vegetable farm located at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet in Ottawa, Ontario. We grow a mix of veggies – with an emphasis on salad ingredients – that we sell at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market, to several grocery stores, at the Just Food Farmstand, and through a brand new customizable CSA home delivery program. We believe strongly in organic principles and strive to improve the fertility and biological activity in our soil by … Continue reading FARM JOB: OTTAWA, ON – Capital Greens Urban Farm, Farm Worker

FARM JOB: HAZELTON, BC – WoodGrain Farm, Part-time Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 31, 2020

WoodGrain Farm in the Kispiox Valley (north of Hazelton, BC) has a unique half farm job/half internship for the 2020 season! ABOUT WOODGRAIN FARM WoodGrain Farm has a unique opportunity – half farm job/half internship – in market gardening and farmsteading skills to offer an individual with a strong interest in growing food, homesteading and rural living. We are a traditional small-scale mixed farm, focused as much on self–sufficiency as we are on growing food for market, in a beautiful and wild part of the northern Coast Mountains. We sell our certified organic vegetables, flour, lamb and seeds at two weekly Farmers’ Markets … Continue reading FARM JOB: HAZELTON, BC – WoodGrain Farm, Part-time Farm Hand