CAREERS AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

  Graduates of UFV agriculture programs are among the most employable graduates in the field across Canada. The variety of careers are vast, with an incredible diversity among career paths.

 

Graduates from our programs are in high demand, with many in job placements even prior to graduation. Come grow with us in the ever expanding universe of agricultural sciences!!

 

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN IPM:

People with IPM training are needed by the horticulture industry to identify and assess pest problems, and help to recommend and help to implement management programs. Career opportunities in IPM for qualified applicants are expected to increase over the next several years.

Graduates may find work as IPM field scouts in nurseries, greenhouses, or for field crop and/or orchard operations. Graduates may work directly for growers, for IPM consulting firms, or as technicians in various government research programs. 

 
 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN HORTICULTURE:
 
For those with education and practical skills, career opportunities in agriculture are excellent. UFV agriculture graduates are successful in finding jobs throughout the horticulture industry.

They find employment in greenhouses, golf courses and landscaping companies, as grounds maintenance personnel and as technicians with various levels of government. Others find careers in the agri-business sector in marketing, sales, and service. Some graduates return to family-owned enterprises or start their own small business.

Qualified graduates of the diploma option in horticulture are eligible to transfer to Olds College in Alberta where they will receive transfer credit towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in applied horticulture technology.

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN LIVESTOCK:
 
UFV agriculture graduates have excellent success in finding jobs in the livestock sector as well as in more general agricultural industries.

Sample livestock related occupation include dairy farm manager or owner/operator, dairy herdsperson, artificial insemination specialist, ranch hand, sale representative for livestock-related supplies, government livestock and forage technician, swineherd production assistant, and poultry producers.
 

HERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF WHAT SOME OF OUR GRADS ARE DOING NOW:

 

Research with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Laboratory Technicians

Monitors in Integrated Pest Management

Nursery Managers

Feed Store Specialists

Owner/Operators Training Stables

Major Horticultural Supplier Companies

Owner/Operators Ranching

Growers for Reforestation Seedlings

Inspectors with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Owner/Operators Greenhouse

Owner/Operators Vegetable Farm

Landscape Technicians

Herdsmen

Retail Management

Ornamental Plant Growers

Produce Managers in Major Grocery Stores

Owner/Operators Nursery

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Plant Health Division

Horse Farrier/Trainer

Seed Trial Manager

Grounds Maintenance

Ranch Hand

Owner/Operators Organic Turkey and Chicken Farm

Artificial Insemination Specialists

Forestry Research Stations

Dairy Farming and Milkers

  Owner/Operator Rose Breeding

City/Municipal Parks Departments

Regional District Workers

Owner/Operators Landscape Maintenance Companies

Growers and Assistant Growers For Large Commercial Organizations

Biological Control Specialists

Sales Reps

Consulting Businesses

Crop Consultants

Equipment Dealers

Owner/Operators Horticulture Therapy

Grounds Keeper

Golf Courses

Mushroom Growers

Head Landscapers

Owner/Operators IPM Businesses

Owner/Operators Propagators

Monitoring For Foreign Insect Pests

Greenhouse Management

Landscape Architects

Entomological Research

 
 

EMPLOYMENT LINKS & EMPLOYMENT SITES

 
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