Agri-Tourism Associate

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Agri-Tourism Associate
  • Nom de l’organisme : Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Kelowna, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-17 à 2017-09-03 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,50 $

Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is pleased to announce the award of an Agri-Tourism Associate position through Young Canada Works (YCW)

This work experience will allow you to develop and refine your customer service skills at a vertically integrated farm in the city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia using your knowledge of English and French.

You will learn how to engage, entertain and educate visitors from all over the world about the operation of an herb farm, including the cultivation and harvest, distillation and processing, and production and selling of herbs as value added products.

The Agri-Tourism Associate position will commence on May 17th and conclude on September 3rd in Kelowna, B.C. The wage is $13.50/hour for a 40 hour work week.

Students enrolled in agriculture, horticulture, tourism, business, arts or language studies are encouraged to apply.

To qualify for this position you must meet the general eligibility criteria for the YCW programme:

•are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;

Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.

•are legally entitled to work in Canada;

•are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

•meet the eligibility criteria of the program for which you are applying;

•are registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory;

•are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

•do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;

•have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job;

•intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job


Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is located in the city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. The valley has a semi-arid climate and is an internationally recognized wine growing region. Situated on the shores of Okanagan Lake, the valley is well known for water sports and outdoor activities including hiking and cycling. There are numerous restaurants offering regional cuisine and a vibrant Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information on the city and its merits, visit the Tourism Kelowna website at www.tourismkelowna.com

To arrange accommodation in the city, several of our YCW students have arranged to live at the local college, http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Student_Services/students/residence/Summer_Accommodation.html

Two of our candidates arranged room and board homestays within the city which were very successful for her. In 2015, our candidate was able to board at a farm nearby, if this option is of interest, I can put the candidate in contact with the home owner.

Many staff bicycle up to the farm, but you must be physically fit to do so as it is a hilly ride. One year a staff member had a moped to get to the farm on and that worked very well for him. Our public transit is able to get people to a location 1km from the farm, https://bctransit.com/kelowna/schedules-and-maps Route #15, however the schedules are not always convenient.


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