Fact Sheet – Agrologist

Last updated: December 21, 2018

Regulated profession:

  • Agrologist
NOC 2016¹ Occupation
2123 Agrologist

Regulator:

Regulated titles:

  • Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.)
  • Technical Agrologist (Tech.Ag.)

Application process: (for professional registration)   

  • See MIA Registration Process for internationally-educated agrologists. Step 1 includes an Agrologist-in-Training (AIT) Online Application for Registration form.

Credential assessment:

Language proficiency:

Bridge/gap program:

  • University of Manitoba Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences previously offered the Internationally-Educated Agrologists Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IEAP). This program was suspended in the 2016/17 academic year and is not currently being offered. For further information contact the University of Manitoba.

Professional competency profiles:

Not available.

Tools/resources:

Membership associations:

  • There are numerous associations related to agriculture and the practice of Agrology. None are regulatory bodies.

Essential skills profiles:

Job Bank provides Essential Skills Profiles for over 350 occupations.  Each profile describes how individuals apply the Nine Literacy and Essential Skills in the workplace.  The nine skills are Reading, Document Use, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication, Thinking, Digital Technology, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning.

To search an Essential Skills Profile:

Employment outlook:

  • Open Explore careers by outlook
  • Enter occupation name or NOC code in window; click “Search”
  • Scroll down to view employment outlook by provinces and regions across Canada.

Job search tools:

To search job postings in any occupation visit:

  • Government of Canada – Job Bank – Job Search
  • Government of Canada – Job Bank – Job Match

Related occupations / Alternate careers:

There are many reasons an internationally-educated agrologist may be interested in working in a related occupation.  Related occupations provide an individual with the opportunity to:

  • apply his/her skills and experience in a different (but related) occupation;
  • gain meaningful, interim employment while pursuing professional certification;
  • gain meaningful, alternative employment (as a stepping stone or career goal) if he/she chooses not to pursue professional certification or if he/she is not eligible to pursue professional certification.

Listed below are examples of occupations in the broader field of agrology, plant science, research, education, and sales.  While each occupation will have its own set of employment requirements, none are regulated occupations in Manitoba and therefore do not have certification / registration requirements with a professional regulatory body.  Employers often, however, require applicants to have job-specific experience, training, and/or certification. Always check the hiring criteria carefully.  Hiring criteria is set by the employer and will vary from employer to employer.

NOC 2016¹ Occupation
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
0821 Managers in agriculture
6221 Technical sales specialists, wholesale trade (Open NOC 6221 see ‘View all titles’)
3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers
2222 Agricultural and fish products inspectors
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians
6411 Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (Open NOC 6411 see ‘View all titles’)

Note: This Fact Sheet was developed by Manitoba Education and Training, Immigration and Economic Opportunities Division.  It serves as a guide and will be updated periodically. When researching information on professional registration policies and procedures, always refer to the regulator to ensure accurate, up-to-date information.

1 The Government of Canada updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC) every five years. At present, users can access three versions of NOC (2016, 2011, and 2006) on the NOC website. With each update, some NOC codes will change but the majority will stay the same. When searching an occupation on the NOC website always use the most recent version (NOC 2016). The Government of Canada also operates Job Bank using NOC codes. Job Bank, however, currently operates on NOC 2011. When navigating on Job Bank, always use 2011 NOC codes.