Wanted: ag sector workers

The number of students attending agriculture schools in Canada is climbing, and a higher percentage of those students now come from urban areas. That’s great news for an industry that’s desperate for workers, but it’s not enough. There are more jobs in agri-food than there are Canadians qualified or willing to do those jobs. In […] Read more

Beef sector faces labour crunch: report

The labour shortage in beef production could reach 12,000 workers by 2025, says a new report on Canada’s agricultural labour market. This morning the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) released a research paper titled, Agriculture 2025: How the Sector’s Labour Challenges Will Shape its Future (PDF format). CAHRC based the report on a survey […] Read more