Mushroom Picker Needed In Canada By Unionville Mushrooms Farm Inc

Father and daughter picking mushrooms in the forest.Father and daughter picking mushrooms in the forest.Father and daughter picking mushrooms in the forest.Father and daughter picking mushrooms in the forest.

We are looking for detail-oriented and knowledgeable Mushroom Pickers to harvest wild mushrooms with precision, ensuring only safe and high-quality mushrooms are gathered.

Job details

  • Location: 5395 19th AvenueMarkham, ONL3P 3J3
  • Salary: 16.55 hourly / 40 hours per week
  • Terms of employment Permanent employment: Full time
  • Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  • Benefits: Financial benefits
  • Vacancies 10
  • Verified





  • No degree, certificate or diploma


Experience an asset


  • Scout designated areas, such as forests or fields, to identify and harvest wild mushrooms according to quality and species criteria.
  • Use proper tools and techniques for mushroom extraction, ensuring minimal impact on the environment and maintaining mushroom quality.
  • Identify different mushroom species accurately, distinguishing between edible and non-edible varieties.
  • Adhere to foraging regulations, land access permissions, and sustainability practices while harvesting mushrooms.
  • Ensure harvested mushrooms are properly cleaned, sorted, and packed for transportation or distribution.
  • Maintain cleanliness of work areas and equipment, and follow safety protocols during mushroom picking activities.


  • Knowledge of wild mushrooms, including identification of various species and their habitat, is preferred.
  • Ability to differentiate between edible and non-edible mushrooms and understand safety considerations in foraging.
  • Physical stamina to work outdoors in varied weather conditions and navigate through different terrains.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to sustainability in foraging practices.
  • Willingness to adhere to company policies, foraging regulations, and safety guidelines.


  • Competitive hourly wage or compensation based on harvested quantity
  • Opportunities for skill development and advancement within the organization
  • Flexible work schedules during peak harvesting seasons
  • Contribution to sustainable and eco-friendly harvesting practices


  • Grading
  • Hand harvesting vegetables
  • Pick row and orchard crops
  • Clean work area
  • Sort and pack fruits and vegetables
  • Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies and farm produce, livestock and poultry

Experience and specialization

Type of crops

  • Mushrooms

Additional information

Weight handling

  • Up to 9 kg (20 lbs)


Financial benefits

  • Piece work

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email

By mail

5395 19th AvenueMarkham, ONL3P 3J3

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Here are some frequently asked questions to help you gain a better understanding of this Mushroom picker:

  1. What does a Mushroom Picker do? Mushroom Pickers gather wild mushrooms from forests, fields, or designated areas. They identify edible mushrooms, harvest them carefully, and ensure proper handling to maintain quality.
  2. What are the primary responsibilities of a Mushroom Picker? Their responsibilities include identifying different mushroom species, assessing their quality and edibility, harvesting them using proper techniques, and ensuring sustainable practices to protect ecosystems.
  3. What skills and knowledge are essential for a successful Mushroom Picker? Essential skills include a deep knowledge of mushroom species, the ability to differentiate between edible and poisonous varieties, understanding habitat and growing conditions, and knowledge of foraging regulations.
  4. What tasks are typically performed by a Mushroom Picker? Mushroom Pickers venture into forests or designated areas, scout for mushroom growth, carefully harvest mushrooms, use proper tools for extraction, and follow sustainable foraging practices.
  5. How does a Mushroom Picker contribute to the industry or community? They provide fresh, wild-grown mushrooms for consumption or commercial purposes, contribute to local economies, and help maintain ecological balance by harvesting sustainably.
  6. What challenges might a Mushroom Picker face in their role? Challenges may include identifying mushrooms accurately, navigating through varied terrains, dealing with weather conditions, and adhering to foraging regulations and land access permissions.
  7. What tools or equipment are commonly used by Mushroom Pickers? They often use baskets or containers for collecting, small knives for harvesting, guidebooks or apps for mushroom identification, and protective gear like gloves or boots.
  8. What opportunities for career growth exist for Mushroom Pickers? Experienced Mushroom Pickers may become educators, consultants, or experts in mushroom cultivation, start their businesses, or supply to restaurants and markets.
  9. What advice would you give to someone interested in becoming a Mushroom Picker? Gain knowledge through mentorship, guidebooks, or workshops, practice proper identification, focus on safety, environmental impact, and adhere to local foraging laws and guidelines.

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