Students at the University of Guelph's Ontario Agricultural College should have no trouble finding a job because there are four jobs in Ontario for every OAC graduate. | Screencap via www.uoguelph.ca

Four jobs for every ag grad: university

It’s a great time to be an agriculture student. Maybe the best time ever. Students at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College should have no trouble finding a job because there are four jobs in Ontario for every OAC graduate. “It’s great news for students entering and coming out of the programs because of […] Read more

Lakeside Produce plans to expand its Leamington, Ont., packing facility.  |  Lakeside Produce inc. photo

Ontario sinks money into greenhouse sector

DRESDEN, Ontario — Job creation and economic activity are behind a Feb. 2 statement announcing more than $1 million in grants to an Ontario greenhouse company. Lakeside Produce Inc., which also operates greenhouses and shipping facilities in California and Mexico, will use most of the money to expand its Leamington, Ont., warehouse by about two […] Read more

Feedlot operators turn to foreign workers

Employers in the agriculture sector are having a tough time finding and retaining workers in Western Canada’s tight labour market, according to an industry panel at the Western Canada Feedlot Management School in Saskatoon. Unemployment rates in Western Canada are low, competition for capable workers is high and employers are having difficulty attracting workers to […] Read more