Agriculture Worker Shortage Infographics

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National job rate increases in Ag sector

July 23, 2018

Sorry city dwellers, Canadians are happier living in small towns: report

Specifically, they found that the population in the least happy communities was more than eight times higher than in the happiest ones.


Government of Canada takes early action to improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Changes include:

In order to prevent unnecessary hardship and instability for both workers and employers, the four-year cumulative duration rule will no longer apply to temporary foreign workers in Canada, effective immediately. The cumulative duration rule, known as the “four-in, four-out” rule, was put in place in April 2011.

 The other change is an “exemption on the cap for seasonal industries for up to 180 days during the 2017 calendar year will be extended until December 31, 2017″.

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Statement from Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council on four-year cumulative duration rule no longer applying to temporary foreign workers in Canada, effective immediately.

Funding: Canada Summer Jobs Program

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Canada Summer Jobs:

  • provides work experiences for students;
  • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
  • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2016 is from January 4, 2016 to February 26, 2016.

Details here

Oilfield slowdown not creating farm worker flood

Employers discover laid-off workers have little interest in lower-paying agricultural jobs
By Mary MacArthur, Western Producer

Want a Job? Major in Agriculture.
By Alison Rice,

Drought of agriculture workers raises concerns
By Paige Parsons, Edmonton Journal 

Cdn Ag HR Council recent testimony at the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Feeling the pain of Canada’s temporary foreign workers
Interview with Cristo Hurtado, Paskal Cattle Company
Scott Rollans,

The Alberta Hiring Binge is Over
Human Resources Institute of Alberta releases HR Trends Report indicating Alberta’s hiring index is down

Help Wanted: the job crisis in Canadian agriculture
Kelsey Johnson, ipolitics

Worker shortage handicapping Ag sector: plants have jobs but not enough Canadians interested in them 
Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farm Express

Canada’s season workers program garners praise despite shortcomings
Jeffrey Carter, Western Producer

Farmers struggle with labour shortage
With more jobs than applicants, operators must get creative when recruiting employees

Career fair changes perceptions about working in agriculture
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