Farm labour forum on Thursday in Guelph
March 9, 2010, Guelph, Ont. – The
Canadian Agricultural Human Resource
Council (CAHRC) will hold a regional forum in Guelph on Thursday (March
March 9, 2010, Guelph, Ont. – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource
Council (CAHRC) will hold a regional forum in Guelph on Thursday (March 11).
Participants will examine best practices so that agriculture producers can
attract a qualified and motivated workforce that is sufficient to sustain
profitable agriculture in Canada. The forum will be held at the Delta Hotel and
Additional forums are planned across the country.
CAHRC’s Labour Market Information on Recruitment and Retention
Research Report, published in June 2009, revealed that primary
agricultural producers across the Country will require an additional 50,000
non-seasonal and 38,000 seasonal workers by the year 2013. The research also
suggests that future employment needs vary by geographic region, by commodity
and by occupation.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts in the
areas of employment and skills development within the field of primary
agriculture in Ontario.
Led by industry and funded by the federal government’s Sector Council
Program, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council was created in 2006
to address primary agriculture’s most pressing challenges related to the
recruitment and retention of farm labour and skills training for employers and
employees. The work of the Council is guided by a board of directors that
represents provincial and commodity groups across Canada.