Cannabis Cultivators Seeing Green as Salaries Rise in Canada

Cannabis Cultivators Seeing Green as Salaries Rise in Canada

The real green is in cannabis cultivation, according to a new survey by Cannabis At Work.

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June 13, 2018
The Star Edmonton
Business and finance Canada Grower/Agriculture News

EDMONTON—The real green is in cannabis cultivation, according to a new survey.

Cannabis At Work released its second annual survey on salaries in Canada’s marijuana industry last week, and found pay scales for cultivation jobs are rising faster than other posts in the cannabis sector.

The group’s founder and CEO Alison McMahon said salaries for jobs like cultivation manager, quality assurance, cultivation technician and processing assistant have all gone up since last year—in some cases, as much as 14 percent.

“If there’s anywhere in the sector where we’re seeing a talent shortage or skill shortage, it’s on the cultivation side,” she said.

On the higher end, a quality assurance person in Alberta is making an average of more than $103,000 a year, while master growers can expect about $81,000.

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