Careers at the Ontario Soil Network

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At the Ontario Soil Network, we are steadfast in our commitment to advancing sustainable agricultural practices that foster healthy soils and resilient ecosystems. Our team is composed of passionate professionals who are dedicated to fostering a positive impact on the agricultural landscape of Ontario.

Soil Health Technician 

Location: The location of the work will be a combination of sampling days, remote work and in-field networking and learning opportunities.  The Soil Health Sampling Specialist will conduct soil sampling in York and Durham (and possibly Niagara) and surrounding regions beginning in May and lasting 1.5-2 months. There will be opportunities for a wide variety of work, including remote and in-field learning. Travel will be provided by the Soil Sampling Lead out of Guelph, ON. Depending on travel time/distance, lodging will be provided, and accommodation information will be shared as part of the interview process. All soil sampling equipment, sampling consumables, and packaging and shipping costs will be provided by project partners. 

Term: 16 weeks 

Salary: $17-$19/hour, based on a 37.5 hour work week and commensurate with experience. 


The Ontario Soil Network ( is a dynamic and collaborative organization dedicated to promoting sustainable soil management practices across the province. Our mission is to enhance soil health through peer networks, using the strength of the network to support lasting adoption of sustainable practices. As a network of passionate farmers, we strive to foster knowledge sharing, innovation, and advocacy in soil stewardship. Through workshops and communications projects, we aim to empower Ontario’s agricultural community with the tools and information they need to make informed decisions and implement sustainable soil management practices. Join our passionate and dynamic team to be at the forefront of agricultural innovation and contribute to enhancing soil health and ensuring a thriving and sustainable future for Ontario’s farming community. 

The OSN is recruiting Soil Health Technicians to assist with soil health sampling. This project has a dynamic team of soil scientists, researchers and educators, working together to assess and promote beneficial management practices (BMPs) on farms in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe to increase climate resilience, improve biodiversity, and build productivity and profitability for farmers. The project will develop practical and effective measurements for assessing the status of a farm’s soil health and provide a way to evaluate progress over time. Soil sampling to establish the benchmarks will be conducted over 2 months from mid-May to mid-July 2024, which requires conducting sampling and documenting management practices for approximately 130 sites.  


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Education: Current student or graduate with a Bachelors degree in soil science, agronomy, environmental sciences, natural resource management, or a related field. Candidates with field-based experience is an asset. Soil sampling and safety training will be provided.  

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Applications should include a resume only and be received no later than April 22, 2024. You are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. 

OSN thanks all applicants for their interest, but only successful candidates will be contacted. 

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.  If you have any questions or require accommodations during the application process, please contact so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure equal opportunities for participation. 

To apply, please submit your resume and to

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