Fact Sheet - Agrologist

Regulated profession (NOC 2021)
Regulatory bodyAgrologists Manitoba
Regulated titles
  • Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.)
  • Technical Agrologist (Tech.Ag.)
Membership assocationsThere are numerous membership associations related to agriculture and the practice of agrology.
Registration processSee Agrologists Manitoba - Registration Process.
Credential assessmentAgrologists Manitoba refers internationally educated applicants to World Education Services (WES) to obtain a WES ICAP (course-by-course) credential evaluation.
Language proficiencySee Agrologists Manitoba - Internationally Educated Agrologists (English Language).

There are no specific language requirements for registration. However, most employers will require a relatively advanced level of communication skills in the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Bridging/gap programsThe University of Manitoba previously offered the Internationally Educated Agrologists Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IEAP) under the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Intake is currently suspended.
Essential skills profileGo to Job Bank - Explore careers by essential skills, search for the occupation via name or NOC code, and view the essential skills profile.
Employment outlookGo to Job Bank - Explore job outlooks, search the occupation name or NOC code, and view employment outlook by provinces and regions across Canada.
Job search toolsSee Agrologists Manitoba - Career Opportunities.

To search job postings in any occupation, visit Job Bank or Work in Manitoba.
Related occupations/alternate careers (NOC 2021)Below are examples of occupations in the broader field of agrology, plant science, research, education, and sales:

  • 82030 – Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
  • 84120 – Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
  • 85100 – Livestock labourers
  • 80020 – Managers in agriculture
  • 62100 – Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
  • 70012 – Facility operation and maintenance managers
  • 32104 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
  • 82031 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • 85103 – Nursery and greenhouse labourers
  • 22111 – Agricultural and fish products inspectors
  • 21110 – Biologists and related scientists
  • 62100 – Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
  • 64101 – Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)

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.
Last updated December 2022.


  1. This fact sheet serves as a guide and will be updated periodically. When researching information on professional registration processes, always refer to the regulator to ensure accurate, up-to-date information.
  2. The Government of Canada updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC) every five years. At present, users can access four versions of NOC (2021, 2016, 2011, and 2006) on the NOC website. When searching an occupation on the NOC website, always use the most recent version (NOC 2021).
  3. The regulatory body is the only organization that can grant entry into a regulated occupation via registration and the issuing of a licence or certificate. Other organizations (e.g., national bodies, regional bodies, membership associations, etc.) are not regulatory bodies.