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Horticulture seasonal workers

Horticulture seasonal workers

International horticulture seasonal workers play a vital role in the horticultural industry, particularly in countries where there is a shortage of domestic workers to meet the demand for seasonal labor. The value of international horticulture seasonal workers lies in their ability to fill labor shortages and ensure the timely and efficient production of crops. They bring with them the necessary skills and experience to perform tasks such as planting, pruning, and harvesting with a high level of efficiency, which helps to increase productivity and reduce the risk of crop loss due to labor shortages.

Bixter.Work has been providing Norwegian employers with seasonal workers to their horticultural businesses since 2019.Through our extensive network, we have access to a big variety of candidates from different backgrounds and locations who are ready to work in Norway for the whole season. We ensure that all our workers are legally eligible to work in Norway and comply with all relevant labor laws and regulations. seasonal workers are coming from:

  • Asian countries (Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.)
  • African countries (Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, etc.)
  • Latin American countries (Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, etc.)
  • Others

Bixter operates on a legal basis by connecting employers in need of qualified, motivated, affordable, and stable employees with young professionals who have completed relevant Bachelor’s degrees, those who have relevant work experience in agriculture or candidates who have both relevant education and experience.


  • Candidates who have completed education, with a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Crop Science and Production, Agriculture etc. in their home countries or have previously gained relevant experience in the horticulture sector in their home countries or abroad
  • Young and motivated candidates. International workers invest into their visa and travel tickets in order to gain professional experience in Norway. They value the opportunity to get this experience for further career development in home country or abroad
  • Candidates with a solid knowledge of different plant species and their growth requirements, operating basic irrigation systems and farming equipment in some cases
  • Candidates are able to adapt to changing situations, work different shifts and schedules, and handle unexpected challenges that may arise during their workday
  • Stable candidates. As people from Non-EU countries need work and residence permits in Norway, their seasonal visa is attached to one specific workplace, and the worker is stable for up to 6 months.
  • Candidates with good command of the English language
  • Affordable, as salary is regulated by minimum wage: – 144,90 NOK/hour first 3 months, 150,40 NOK/hour next 3 months
  • Bixter’s customer support for the whole period of contract with the international seasonal worker
  • Bixter collaborates closely with its global agents to carefully review and interview prospective workers, ensuring they meet the qualifications required by the employer.


  • As a reliable partner, Bixter provides detailed guidance on the employment conditions and its regulations, ensuring that employers and employees have a smooth and successful experience.


  • We take care of the visa paperwork for every international worker – one less thing for the employer to worry about and more time to focus on the important activities in their business.


  • With the information provided to us by the employer, Bixter makes every effort to find and place the most suitable worker possible.


  • We make sure the international workers have the necessary insurance coverage, minimizing the risk of unexpected costs or liabilities.


  • Our expert team is available to provide assistance and address any concerns that may arise during the employment period. This ensures a smooth and successful working relationship between the employer and the international employee, which leads to increased productivity and job satisfaction


  • Bixter conducts pre-departure webinars, shares informative brochures with international employees to improve the integration process and avoid miscommunication issues.


  • At the end of the program, we’ll send the employers evaluation forms soliciting feedback on the placement and the assistance provided by Bixter as we are constantly trying to improve our services

Bixter makes it safer for the employer by 1-month of guarantee, within which the replacement of the seasonal worker is possible out of charge in case of mismatch with previously agreed recruitment criteria, low performance of trainee or misuse of drugs/alcohol by worker.

Upon successful selection for a job in the horticulture industry in Norway, candidates will be granted a seasonal work visa, which enables them to enter, stay and work in Norway for a period of up to 6 months. Bixter will be responsible for handling all the paperwork related to the visa application on behalf of the candidate. This includes preparing and submitting the necessary documents to the Norwegian migration services and keeping track of the application status.


Our team of experienced professionals will ensure that the visa application process is carried out smoothly and efficiently, with regular updates provided to the candidate and employers throughout the process. We understand that obtaining a visa can be a challenging task, especially for those unfamiliar with the Norwegian immigration system, and we are committed to providing comprehensive support to our international candidates and employers.

It is important to note that the average waiting period for the arrival of an international worker is typically around 2,5 – 3 months. This is primarily due to the mandatory visa processing time.

As a result, it is crucial for companies to plan ahead and account for this waiting period when organizing their recruitment process. By taking a pragmatic approach and considering the necessary visa processing time, companies can ensure that they are able to receive qualified workers in a timely manner, while also adhering to all relevant regulations and procedures.

As a professional, it’s important to understand that in Norway, all agricultural seasonal workers are subject to 37,5 – 40 working hours per week, with the possibility for overtime working hours.

The rules about working hours in Norway are governed by the Working Environment Act. Overtime is usually limited to 10 hours per week and 25 hours over a four-week period. Overtime pay or time off in lieu is typically provided for overtime work. It’s important for the employer to follow rules about maximum working hours, rest breaks, and night work.

It’s important to note, however, that there are certain specific regulations that are unique to agricultural work, which take into account the seasonal nature of the work and the weather conditions. This means that during busy periods, such as harvesting, workers may be required to work longer hours to meet production demands.

At Bixter, we recognize that hiring an overseas worker offers an exceptional opportunity for cultural exchange. It also requires that rules set by local Immigration Services are respected by both parties.

Please note that international employees can only begin working once their work and residence permit has been attached to the employer’s business. Compliance with this requirement is crucial to meet legal obligations and ensure a smooth recruitment process. Our experts will offer detailed guidance regarding the updated migration legislation and will keep you updated if any changes are implemented.

  • Finding/providing accommodation for the worker for a monthly rent ~ 300€ per month(paid by worker)
  • Offering a salary in alignment with the local minimum wage
  • Overtime working hours payment according to regulations of The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
  • Picking up the worker from the nearest bus/train station upon arrival
  • Making sure that candidates will be registered after arrival
  • At Bixter, we have a wide network of agents worldwide who are always on the lookout for talented and motivated workers. We’ve built strong partnerships with companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and Ministries in 29 different countries.


  • Our global network is continuously growing, allowing us to find the perfect candidates that match your business needs. We take pride in selecting well-qualified individuals from various backgrounds.


  • We actively collaborate with relevant Universities and colleges in Agriculture, Food technology, and Hospitality fields to ensure we find candidates with the right qualifications.


  • Candidates can easily connect with us through our website, Social Media pages, and other channels, thanks to our strong online presence.


  • Our candidates are so satisfied with our service that they often recommend us to their friends who are eager to gain professional experience in Europe and bring their learnings back to their home countries.


At Bixter, we understand how complicated and time consuming the recruitment and registration process of foreign workers can get. This is why our professional team will be glad to assist you at every step of this way. Prior to your new employee’s arrival to Norway, our offices and global agents take care of the majority of their issues, including visa application completion, travel arrangements, sharing important information about registration procedures and visa validation.

At Bixter, we understand the value of streamlining business processes for owners. We take pride in handling the entire recruitment journey, freeing up your time to focus on core business activities and fostering growth.

Let us walk you through the services we provide to employers:

Efficient Recruitment: We handle the recruitment and pre-screening of applicants based on your specific criteria and in compliance with migration service regulations.

Clear Communication: We ensure that all employees are well-informed about their tasks and responsibilities, setting realistic expectations from the start.

Smooth Visa Process: Our team takes care of all the necessary paperwork for visa applications and liaises with migration institutions to keep the process hassle-free.

Seamless Arrival: We manage the arrival of international workers and provide informative booklets to aid in their smooth integration process.

Ongoing Support: Throughout the contract duration, we offer comprehensive support to both you and the international employees, ensuring a positive and productive working experience.

With Bixter as your recruitment partner, you can confidently expand your workforce with top talent from abroad, while we handle the complexities of the process. Grow your business with peace of mind and exceptional global talent.

In order to host international seasonal workers, adequate living conditions need to be provided by employers for a monthly rent. The rent needs to be affordable for the international employee, as they will be paying it from their monthly salary.

Here is a list of requirements that need to be fulfilled:

  • Single room (in rare cases workers can be placed together in one room)
  • Furnished room with a sleeping bed, closet, chair, table, appropriate lighting
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Access to cooking facilities and a fridge
  • Access to washing machine
  • The living facilities should respect the safety regulations
  • The accommodation should be located close proximity to the working place(in case no car is provided)

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