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Position: Orchard Assistant
Company: Salt Spring Apple Company

Location: Salt Spring Island, BC
Housing: We have on-site accommodation available for this position, the value of which will be deducted from the salary.

Salt Spring Apple Company is a family-run certified organic orchard of more than 3,500 apple trees located on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC. In addition to managing the orchard, we make organic cider and other value-added products using our apples. We sell all of these products at Salt Spring Island’s farmers markets as well as from our on-farm shop and tasting room.

We’re looking for additional staff to work with us starting as soon as possible. This position is for someone between the ages of 15 and 30 who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident permitted to be employed in Canada. To apply, you must be unemployed, underemployed or a student and you must not be currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

This position starts as soon as possible and continues through March 31, 2021.


  • Involves maintaining our orchard and nursery, including weeding, thinning, branch training, harvesting, potting and other tasks
  • Must be willing/able to work outside in all weather and do what is sometimes heavy or hard physical work
  • Pays a salary of $1,200.00 biweekly based on five days a week (7.5 hour workday), plus biweekly vacation pay of $48.00, for total gross biweekly pay of $1,248.00

We have on-site accommodation available in a tiny house, the value of which will be deducted from the salary.

We have taken steps to ensure safe physical distancing and other safety measures and will only hire employees who commit to staying safe, protecting themselves, other staff and customers.

If you are interested, please contact us for more information or apply with a resume, cover letter and list of references to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 3 2020    ID: 56988