When is The Planting Season? How Long am I Expected to Work?


The main planting season across Canada is called the spring season and usually runs from May to early July, with regional variations. On some contracts, we only hire planters who are available for May, June and July. Often, there are additional summer contracts in various locations in July and August.

For people looking for more work throughout the year, the coastal season typically starts in February on the BC coast and runs until April (this work can be extremely difficult and is often restricted to experienced planters). Planters then join the spring planting in the interior of BC, Alberta or Ontario as mentioned above. Work on the coast starts up again later in the summer and runs from mid-august until October.