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Alberta highlights job opportunities in agriculture


April 12, 2020
By Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

The province of Alberta has created the new Agriculture Jobs Connector website, to help job seekers and agriculture businesses alike.

With so many Albertans now out of work due to no fault of their own from COVID-19, there is an opportunity for the needs of both employers in the agriculture sector and Albertans wanting work to connect.

“There are great job opportunities on Alberta farms and ranches. There is definitely a greater appreciation for Alberta’s agriculture sector, and this new website will help Albertans find an exciting new job in this essential service,” notes Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

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Currently, some farms in Alberta rely on a federal temporary foreign workers (TFW) program to hire seasonal workers. However, with travel restrictions, typical users of this program are concerned about the availability of foreign workers.

Agriculture and food employers and workers can access hiring, job search and farm safety resources through the new Agriculture Job Connector at alberta.ca/AgJobConnector.

Agriculture employers are encouraged to post available jobs on the connector so the positions can be filled Albertans who will help keep the food supply chain operational.