Labour
March 19, 2017, Mississauga, Ont. – Seasonal workers from five Caribbean countries and Mexico have already begun arriving on Ontario fruit and vegetable farms as a supplement to local labour for the upcoming growing season.
March April 2017 – The gap between labour demand and the domestic workforce in agriculture has doubled from 30,000 to 59,000 in the past 10 years and projections indicate that by 2025, the Canadian agri-workforce could be short workers for 114,000 jobs.
Jan. 17, 2017, Ottawa – New research suggests that Canada’s horticulture industries are at risk of becoming increasingly vulnerable to potential labour fluctuations as their dependence on foreign labour sources rises rapidly.
Dec. 21, 2016, Guelph, Ont. – Labour shortages are the next growth-limiting factor on Canadian farms.
Dec. 15, 2016, Ottawa – Changes have been introduced to improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program for workers, for employers and the Canadian economy.
The measures were introduced earlier this week by John McCallum, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, and the MaryAnn Mihychuk, minister of employment, workforce development and labour.
November 2016 – If there’s a single word to sum up industry leaders, current or emerging, it would be “passion.”
Sept. 22, 2016, Ottawa – The Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Task Force is thanking the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) for its valuable input and its prudent middle-ground approach in its Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Report.
June 29, 2016, Wapakoneta, OH – Red Sun Farms has invested in VectorBloc housing at its new Wapakoneta greenhouse location.
May 20, 2016, Mississauga, Ont. — As a chronic shortage of domestic workers on Canadian farms intensifies, demand is continuing to grow for a 50-year old labour program that helps Ontario farmers remain viable.
June 2016 – Ontario’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) is marking a major milestone this year.
The recent influx of Canadian greenhouse businesses expanding south of the border should remind employers of the importance of obtaining and maintaining proper immigration status for Canadian employees to work and live in the U.S.
March 2016 — Many employers are struggling to fill in-demand positions, unable to find candidates with the skills they need.
Feb. 12, 2016, Toronto — Landscape Ontario and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association have launched a new online resource for green profession educators and students across Canada.
Dec. 11, 2015, Markham, Ont. — Plant Products employees are always up for a challenge.
January 2016 — High job demands, stress and job insecurity are among the main reasons why people go to work when they are ill, according to new research by a researcher at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the U.K.
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