Last updated: December 2019
- Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA)
- Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.)
- Technical Agrologist (Tech.Ag.)
Application process: (for professional registration)
- See MIA registration Process Overview (Steps 1 – 6)
- See also MIA information for internationally-educated agrologists
- MIA refers internationally-educated applicants to World Education Services (WES) for purposes of degree verification and course-by-course assessment. WES is a member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC). WES is not a regulatory body. Prospective applicants must contact MIA for details.
- See section on English Language at MIA Registration Process.
- 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:
- FAQs at MIA
- 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:
- Open Explore Careers by Essential Skills;
- Select an occupation;
- Click on arrow; scroll down to locate and open each of the nine essential skills.
- 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:
- See MIA information on Careers – Current Opportunities in Manitoba and across Canada.
To search job postings in any occupation visit:
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.
|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.