Explore What's Offered
We offer a range of facilities and amenities to help make your work experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible - plus, you're a short walk from the beach. At Jealous Fruits Recruitment, we believe in creating a positive work environment that supports our employees' physical and mental well-being. We welcome Backpackers from across Canada or through the Working Holiday Visa program or other work permits for traveling visitors. If you're interested in staying with us, please read on for more details about our staying in our camps.
Staying in Our Camps
We offer comfortable facilities that include shaded camping areas for our BackPackers with space for tenting, trailers, or vans. We provide common kitchen areas, hot showers, private toilets, laundry facilities, common area with games/movies, and a variety of employee events throughout the season. Each camp features a large walk in fridge with individual locking compartments for staff. Safe drinking water and ice is supplied.
Backpackers work from approximately July 20 – Aug 31. If you have received your acceptance of employment (first of all, welcome!), then you can reserve a campsite for $250.00.
Unfortunately, we cannot host individuals in our accommodations who are not actively employed with us.
Our Home Farm Camp is located in Lake Country, walking distance to beaches on Okanagan Lake. It offers shady campsites, covered common areas, and spots to park your van or trailer. Wifi access is available. It also has an adjacent parking lot for those bringing vehicles. This camp houses around 150 pickers during our season.
Staff staying at Home Farm will do a large portion of their picking on site, all within walking distance of the camp. However, throughout the season there will be days where it is necessary for us to bus our Home Farm picking staff to other orchard sites in the valley, allowing us to keep up with the maturity of the fruit.
Located in a remote forested area about a 30 minutes from Vernon is our Cholla Hills campsite. This site provides space for about 80 staff during the harvest season. Centrally located within of the cherry blocks at Cholla Hills, this camp area is also within driving distance to public beaches on Okanagan and Kalamalka Lake. Limited wifi access is available.
Temporary Foreign Workers, Supervisory Staff, Team Leaders
We provide dormitory accommodations for our temporary foreign workers, supervisory staff, and team leaders. We have single or double rooms with common washrooms, shower and kitchen facilities. Wifi access is available.
Enjoy All That The Okanagan Offers
Most of our orchard and dormitory sites are not located within walking distance of city centres or public transportation access. We provide free, weekly bus transportation to staff staying with us in order to access grocery shopping and local services. When applying, indicate whether or not you will have your own vehicle so we can best accommodate you with us.
Our new packing facility is located on Highway 97 with access to public transit and plenty of staff parking.
You may arrive to our employee onboarding office at 7980 Hwy 97N between the hours of 8am-4pm.
We will complete your registration and inform you of the next steps in settling into your accommodations, receiving training, and beginning work. You should come into our office to complete this process at least one day before your anticipated start date.
If you are arriving to the Okanagan without your own vehicle, we offer transportation from the Kelowna Airport to our Main office. We will also take you to a grocery store to get set up with some provisions until the next bus into town for groceries. In order to take advantage of our pick up service, we require that you contact our office to schedule your pick up a minimum of 5 days prior to your arrival. This service is only offered at set times.
Our packing facility staff may opt into our meal program. We provide meals for these staff at rates that are set annually.
What To Bring
If you are planning to stay in one of our camps or dorms while you are working at Jealous Fruits Recruitment, please bring the following:
A tent, mattress, and sleeping bag (pickers only - linens provided in dorms)
A small pack to bring your lunch and water to work. Pickers and field staff should bring 2 litres minimum of water to work with them.
Reusable containers for lunches and leftovers are recommended.
Personal provisions. Transportation to grocery stores is available on a schedule.
Clothing for your work environment. Staff working outdoors will need layers for cooler mornings and hot days. Packing plant staff will want lots of warmer layers.
Closed toe shoes are required in all work environments. Equipment related positions require steel toed boots.
Sunscreen, a personal first aid kit, and any medication you require.
Earplugs for a sound sleep
2 padlocks — one for your fridge locker and one for a personal locker
Your SIN number, identification, and a work permit (if applicable)