by Heidi Riley
Vanco Farms grows, harvests, and packs potatoes under the name Little Potato Company. They also produce cut tulips and tulip bulbs.
In 1982 Peter and Jetty VanNieuwenhuyzen moved the family to PEI and purchased a mixed farm. Their sons Willem, Rit, and Phillip took over the family farm in 2001. The farms are located in Oyster Bed Bridge, Pisquid, York, West Covehead, and Cherry Valley, and the main office is in Mt. Albion.
“Close to 160 staff work full-time, year-round,” says Arun Jose, Human Resources Manager. “Apart from the locals, we also have a group from Mexico working seasonal and year-round.”
“The business is expanding, and we are looking for more full-time workers. All positions are hard to fill. It is not easy to find people. Many other companies are also finding it hard to find workers.
“The year-round work we offer is inside the plant in the packing unit in Mt. Albion.”
Full-time year-round opportunities
- General Farm Labourers
- Machine Operators
- Forklift Operators
- Heavy Duty Mechanics
Truck Drivers and Tractor Operators for planting and harvesting
To apply, call Arun Jose at 902-353-3047 or email ar[email protected]
by Gloria Welton
Atlantic Beef Products in Albany is a state-of-the-art beef processing facility that marries old world farming traditions with leading edge processing.
“We are federally inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which ensures the highest quality of food safety,” says Krishna Burugadda, Manager of Human Resources.
“With a shared objective of a strong local beef industry, this plant was the culmination of the vision, dedication and cooperation of key people and groups including cattle farmers, the beef industry, and federal and provincial governments.
“We buy our cattle primarily from producers in Atlantic Canada, working together towards a growing contribution to the Atlantic Canada economy. Our Blue Dot Reserve Top Tier Beef AAA is a well sought meat across Canada.”
Why work for us?
“We employ the best and talented professionals into our production, quality, maintenance, marketing, and management roles. We have close to 170 employees, and we are a unionized company.”
They are currently looking to fill quite a few positions, including:
- Industrial Meat Cutters/Butchers – 20 openings
- Operations Manager
- Shipping & Receiving
- Shunt Drivers
- Quality Assurance Technician
- Controller (Accountant)
- They have a feedlot farm in Kensington, and are looking for a few Farm Workers
“We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits (health, dental, vision, pension, disability insurance, life insurance, dependent insurance) that are tailored to our employees’ needs, excellent career growth and development opportunities, employee discounts, reimbursements, and more.
“We offer assistance with immigration. Our positions are full-time, year-round with weekdays only for most positions.”
All positions are advertised on the company website at www.abpi.ca
For more information about careers, call 902-437-3231.
by Stella Shepard
Jasper Wyman & Son Canada Inc. is a vertically integrated wild blueberry company, a major grower, and a processor of wild blueberries in Canada, with thousands of acres of fields and a fully functioning processing plant located in Morell.
There are approximately 80 full-time employees at the Morell location. There are 60 job vacancies for the seasonal harvest season, from late July through mid-September.
“Seasonal employment is generally between five to eight weeks, but we are anticipating it to run six to eight weeks this year,” says Wade Dover, General Manager of Jasper Wyman & Son Canada Inc.
The seasonal positions include:
- Building Cleaners
- General Labourers
- Forklift Drivers
- Quality Control Techs
“All the positions are challenging to fill, but the night shift positions are generally more difficult to fill,” says Wade. “Also, good Forklift Drivers are difficult to find for that short period.”
How to apply
Email Lori Axworthy, Human Resources, at [email protected] or stop by the plant in person at 41 North MacEwan Road, Morell.
For more information about Jasper Wyman & Son Canada Inc., visit https://wymanscanada.com