Can you help me get a Work Visa?

If you are applying from overseas, please note that we will only accept applicants with an approved visa or who are in the process of applying for one. If you apply and do not have permission to work in Canada, your application will not be considered.

Picking start dates?

Typically, our season starts between July 1st and 15th, but is variable based on seasonal conditions. We will notify our staff via email when we have an idea of when harvest will begin, usually in May. There is some flexibility for staff arrival dates if you have other employment proceeding us. Please be in touch with HR to coordinate your specific start date.

Picking end dates?

Usually, we estimate that picking will finish around the last week of August or into the first week of September.

How much can I earn cherry picking/sorting/tractor driving etc?

See our summer work opportunities for pay rates.

For more information on farm worker employment standards, please click here and download the PDF file.

What is involved in cherry picking or one of the other jobs on your cherry farm?

Each of our job postings has a job description, but you can also learn more about picking and packing facility jobs here or via our Career Explorer.

Do you offer accommodation for your workers?

Please see our facilities page for more information.

Can I bring my pet to stay with me at Coral Beach Farms?

Unfortunately we cannot accept dogs or other pets in our camping or dorm facilities.

How do I apply for a summer job at Coral Beach Farms?

We ask that all applications are submitted online. Click here for our application.

What are the amenities offered in your picker camps?

The picker camps have the following amenities:

  • Wifi

  • Showers

  • Walk in refrigerator (bring a padlock to secure your food)

  • Personal lockers

  • Electrical outlets

  • Stoves and BBQ’s

  • Bathrooms

  • Laundry facilities

  • Parking 

Please see our facilities page for more information.

What should I bring with me?

All cherry pickers are advised to bring their own cooking and eating utensils, their own tent and sleeping bag, and their own personal items. We have one locker available for every cherry picker to store your valuable items and one lockable storage area in the walk in cooler to store your food. We recommend that you bring 2 locks and keys. 

How do I get to Coral Beach Farms?

You can travel to the Okanagan via:

When you arrive, you will need to check in at one of our offices where we can direct you to your camp/dorm:

  • Pickers: 16351 Carr’s Landing Road Lake Country BC

  • Packing Plant Staff: 7980 Hwy 97N Kelowna BC

If you require a ride to our office/camps, please see our “Arrivals” information on our Facilities page.

Is there any Public Transport in the area?

There is public transit access in proximity to our packing facility at 7980 Hwy 97N Kelowna BC. Our other orchards and camps are not within close proximity to public transit. Click here to see the Kelowna Transit Map.

We do provide bussing on a schedule to enable staff without vehicles to access shopping and services.

Does Coral Beach Farms spray pesticides?

Cherries are vulnerable to attack by insects and disease. In order to produce marketable fruit we apply control sprays as needed, using products registered and regulated by Health Canada. Our spray program is designed by our highly trained and accredited horticultural staff. 

We advise all pickers to only enter orchard blocks approved by your supervisor, and to not enter orchard blocks when spraying is active.

Coral Beach Farms or Jealous Fruits?

Coral Beach Farms is the company that employs our staff and manages our operations. Jealous Fruits is the sales and marketing division arm of Coral Beach Farms.

Coral in the Okanagan?

Not exactly! We got our name from the coral coloured rock that lines the northern shores of Okanagan Lake.

Welcome to Coral Beach Farms

For more information on how you can become a part of the Coral Beach Farms team, check out our available career opportunities today.

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