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.
We again celebrate our industry’s brightest “youngsters” in this issue. Hats off to all. We’re fortunate to even be considering a “Top 10 Under 40.” I salute you all.
Oct. 19, 2015, Mississauga, Ont. — A program that supplies Ontario farmers experiencing domestic labour shortages with seasonal workers from Mexico and the Caribbean is the “lynchpin” of the province’s multi-billion-dollar horticultural sector, says a new study.
Sept. 23, 2015, Mississauga, Ont. – As the fall harvest approaches, the agricultural labour program that helps Ontario’s fruit and vegetable industry thrive is celebrating another successful growing season.
The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is involved in four research initiatives to review issues and identify solutions to the critical labour challenges facing the agricultural industry.
July 29, 2015, Toronto – The world’s most successful program connecting seasonal workers with agricultural employers has kicked into high gear.

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