Dairy farm worker

West River Holsteins based in Antigonish, NS is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Dairy farm worker. West River Holsteins is a family-owned dairy farm exemplifying excellence in the Canadian agricultural landscape. Operating with a commitment to sustainable farming practices, they specialize in Holstein cattle, ensuring the production of high-quality milk. The farm’s dedication to animal welfare, modern farming techniques, and environmental stewardship is evident in every aspect of their operation. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: West River Holsteins
Position: Dairy farm worker
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $16.00 hourly for 30 to 45 hours per week
Employment Type: Seasonal employment Full time – Students Job
Location: Antigonish, NS
Shifts: Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Early Morning, Morning
Transportation information: Valid driver’s licence
Work setting: Rural area and Staff accommodation available


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates don’t need standard educational qualification such as degree, certificate or diploma
Experience: Candidates don’t need experience, training will be provided
Student status: Full-time enrollment, Part-time enrollment
Area of specialization: Dairy cattle
Equipment and machinery experience: Feeding and watering system, Milking system (automated), Storage and silage system, Tractor, Farm truck, Forage equipment, Haying equipment, Loader, Planting equipment, Tillage equipment, and Skidsteer
Automated systems experience: Bulk grain or feed handling (automated), Automated environmental control equipment, and Manure handling and storage
Credentials: First Aid Certificate

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be willing to work outdoors and be comfortable working in dusty, noisy conditions, and be tolerant of various odors
  • The candidates should have experience in dairy farming and potato and vegetable farming, and be able to work in all weather conditions
  • The candidates should be able to handle physically demanding tasks and heavy loads as necessary, demonstrating attention to detail in their work
  • The candidates should be comfortable with a combination of sitting, standing, and walking during work, and willing to work overtime when required

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should maintain an organized approach to their work tasks and schedules, demonstrating flexibility in adapting to changing circumstances and requirements
  • The candidates should be team players, capable of collaborating effectively with colleagues, and possess efficient interpersonal skills for effective communication
  • The candidates should exercise good judgment in decision-making situations and be reliable in fulfilling their responsibilities and meeting commitments

Candidate Status:

  • Candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or temporary or permanent resident of Canada
  • Candidate must have legal authorization (Work Permit) to work in Canada
  • If Candidates are unable to fulfill above mentioned requirements, don’t apply for the position


  • The candidates should be able to provide effective cattle training and handle animals with care and expertise, monitoring their health and recognizing signs of illness or distress
  • The candidates should be able to plant, cultivate, irrigate crops, and perform stone and/or wood picking tasks as required, maintaining crop health and productivity
  • The candidates should be able to weed fields and gardens, harvest crops efficiently and safely, and feed and tend to animals while ensuring their well-being and nutrition
  • The candidates should assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures, maintaining financial and production records accurately
  • The candidates should operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment properly, ensuring farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • The candidates should maintain livestock performance records, track animal productivity, and recognize and treat certain livestock health problems promptly
  • The candidates should clean stables, barns, barnyards, and pens to maintain a sanitary environment, detect diseases and health problems in crops, livestock, and poultry, and perform general farm duties as required

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your Resume) through the below-mentioned details

By email




We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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