Apr 28, 2017

CAHRC Emerging Ag Labour Issues Update: Primary Agriculture Path Forward Plan for the TFWP consultation

CAHRC Emerging Agriculture Labour Issues Update:The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) directorate that reports to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has begun a consultation for primary agriculture as part of the Federal ...

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Feb 14, 2017

Passing of Brenda Lammens

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Brenda Lammens. Brenda was a leader in agriculture with a ...

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Feb 02, 2017

Looking for the agricultural labour market information (LMI)?

All national, provincial and commodity-specific LMI reports and factsheets have now been released and can be downloaded at: http://www.cahrc-ccrha.ca/agriLMI.ca. Find out more about the LMI forecast to 2025 for your province and commodity. 

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Jan 27, 2017

CAHRC 10th Anniversary Calendar offers free year-long ag HR management training

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a CAHRC Calendar of free monthly advice and tips on various agricultural human resource (HR) topics throughout 2017.“This is a ...

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Jan 24, 2017

Management shortfall expected for Canada’s dairy, poultry, and egg farms

Ottawa, ON – The single biggest labour challenge for the dairy, poultry and egg commodities will be finding skilled and experienced farm managers. For these commodities, management jobs, including owner-operators account for almost two-thirds of ...

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Jan 17, 2017

Labour shortage in Horticulture is expected to increase

Ottawa, ON – 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.The Canadian Agricultural Human ...

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Jan 10, 2017

Job Ad – Stakeholder Support

Stakeholder Support positionThe Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is now hiring. The Council is seeking a Stakeholder Support Assistant with strong organization and interpersonal skills to join the team. Applications will be accepted ...

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Dec 20, 2016

Limited profitability and growth for the red meat industry are forecast due to labour shortages

Limited profitability and growth for the red meat industry are forecast due to labour shortagesOttawa, ON – The impact of labour shortages on the beef and pork industries have become increasingly critical in recent years. New research indicates ...

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Dec 13, 2016

Research supports Federal Government changes for Agriculture and Agri-Food

Ottawa, ON – “The changes the Federal Government announced today are good news for agricultural employers and farm and food workers,” explains Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council Executive Director.  ...

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Dec 08, 2016

Labour shortfall threatens grain and oilseed future

Ottawa, ON – New research suggests that a lack of domestic workers could significantly impede the growth of Canada’s grain and oilseed industry. It is one of Canada’s largest agricultural employers, accounting for 55,800 jobs in 2014, or 15 per ...

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Dec 01, 2016

Labour shortage holds back Canada’s aquaculture industry

Ottawa, ON – Aquaculture is Canada’s fastest growing agricultural industry, yet in 2014 it suffered $57 million in lost sales due to labour shortages, and these annual losses are expected to rise.The CaTnadian Agricultural Human Resource Council ...

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Nov 21, 2016

Shortage of Canadians Working in Agriculture to Double by 2025

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, ON -   Shortage of Canadians Working in Agriculture to Double by 2025The gap between labour demand and the domestic workforce in agriculture has doubled from 30,000 to 59,000 in the past ten ...

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Oct 14, 2016

Need better connections with your Ag association membership? There’s an App for that!

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has developed the Ag Smart-Association App (ASApp) to help agricultural associations save money, engage members and improve revenues through a powerful new phone app. After ...

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May 09, 2016

Honey Validation of National Occupational Standards

Welcome Honey Producers:Four surveys have been prepared allowing you to complete one or more depending on your level of experience. Each survey focuses on a specific role (entry-level farm worker, experienced farm worker, farm supervisor, farm ...

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May 09, 2016

Mushroom Validation of National Occupational Standards

Welcome Mushroom Producers:Four surveys have been prepared allowing you to complete one or more depending on your level of experience. Each survey focuses on a specific role (entry-level farm worker, experienced farm worker, farm supervisor, farm ...

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May 09, 2016

Understanding Opportunities of Women in Leadership

Ottawa, ON— Almost a year of research is coming to fruition for the Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture (SAWA) project and the results indicate that more needs to be done to increase gender diversity in leadership roles in the ...

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Apr 28, 2016

CTV News Story: CAHRC Partners with the Sask Abilities Council

A CTV news report on the new pilot project where CAHRC is partnering with the Sask Abilities Council aiming to help people with disabilities find work in Saskatchewan’s farming sector, CTV Saskatoon: Project to address labour shortage ...

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Apr 27, 2016

National Agricultural Occupational Framework Survey

The Canadian Agricultural HR Council is reaching out to farm owners across Canada and asking them to participate in an online survey.This survey gives you an opportunity to share your input on the job skills required for various roles in an ...

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Apr 13, 2016

CAHRC is Hiring

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is now hiring. The Council is seeking a Marketing and Communications Assistant Student to join the team.  Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2016.  Please see the job ...

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Apr 11, 2016

CAHRC assisting Saskatchewan Abilities Council

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is working with the Saskatchewan Abilities Council to match people with disabilities with job opportunities in agriculture.  This ...

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Mar 15, 2016

Vacant jobs in agriculture costs producers $1.5 B and impacts Canadians

Vacant jobs in agriculture costs producers $1.5 B and impacts Canadians March 15, 2016Ottawa, ON – Annual farm cash receipt losses to Canadian producers due to job vacancies are $1.5 B or three per cent of the industry’s total value in sales and ...

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Feb 12, 2016

Canadian Agricultural HR Council hosts collaboration of industry and gov’t on ag labour shortage

Ottawa, ON – On February 9, the Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Task Force (LTF) and Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) partners were joined by officials from four federal departments to discuss critical labour shortages in ...

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Feb 05, 2016

Canadian Agricultural HR Council works to employ new Canadians in the ag sector

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ATTRACTING NON-TRADITIONAL WORKERS TO AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOODOttawa, ON – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is working to employ new Canadians in the agriculture sector.“There are limitless opportunities ...

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Dec 07, 2015

National Agricultural Job Board Coming Soon

 The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is developing a centralized National Agricultural Job Board, AgriJobMatch. The National Agricultural Job Board will work as a job matching tool that will have various customizable ...

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Nov 16, 2015

Producers needed to examine NOSs for six commodities

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council’s (CAHRC) needs producer volunteers to participate in focus groups that examine the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the commodities of apples, crops, honey, mushrooms, ...

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Oct 21, 2015

Survey examines barriers to women in agriculture

Ottawa, ON – As part of its three-year research project, Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is conducting a survey to examine possible barriers to women advancing to ...

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Jul 28, 2015

Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture (SAWA) Advisory Group members announced by CAHRC

 Ottawa, ON -- The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is pleased to announce the formation of the Advisory Group for the Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture project. This project will examine and address ...

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Jul 21, 2015

Technical Support and Website Enhancement Request for Proposal

Request for Proposal to provide technical support and website enhancements for the National Agriculture Occupational Framework and Labour Market Support Tools (NAOF)project and the Labour Market Information: Agricultural Supply & Demand ...

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Jun 09, 2015

Agriculture and Agri-Food tackle ag labour shortages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOttawa, ON – Mark Chambers has been elected as the new Agri-Food co-chair, joining Mark Wales in the leadership of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Task Force (LTF) as it moves forward with the development and ...

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Jun 05, 2015

CAHRC is Hiring

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is now hiring. The Council is seeking a qualified Project Manager with strong interpersonal and project management skills to join the team for a 1 year contract with an option to renew. ...

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Jun 02, 2015

Labour Market Intelligence: CAHRC getting down to work

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASEOttawa, ON-- The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is currently engaged in four research initiatives that brings a multitude of stakeholders together to review issues and identify solutions to ...

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May 11, 2015

Addressing Labour Shortages in the Agriculture and Agri-food Industry through a Workforce Action Plan

2. Workforce Action Plan Communications Work:Farm management survey results and observations "Almost 80 percent indicated that they struggle to attract and retain employees" (survey from Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina 2016) by Terry ...

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Apr 15, 2015

CAHRC research supports women in agriculture

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is conducting a research project, Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture (SAWA) to examine and address critical barriers to advancement that women face in the agricultural ...

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Feb 25, 2015

Find out the importance of investing in your people

In partnership with the Government of Alberta, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is offering 10 lucky participants the chance to attend an HR planning workshop and walk away with a solid plan for their business.  This ...

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Feb 10, 2015

New Statistics Canada Survey: Job Vacancies and Wages Survey now includes agriculture

New Statistics Canada Survey: An important tool for agricultural employersOn behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada, Statistics Canada will conduct a new survey (the Job Vacancies and Wages Survey) to provide valuable information on ...

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Jan 28, 2015

Ag Labour Task Force elects new Chair

Ottawa, ON – The Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Task Force (LTF) has elected Mark Wales as its new Chairperson and is moving forward with the recommendations of its Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Action Plan to address agricultural industry ...

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Jan 09, 2015

Help Fix the Labour Shortage Problem in Canadian Agriculture

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council  (CAHRC) is doing a research project called NAOF – the National Agricultural Occupational Framework and Labour  Market Support project. This project is an in-depth study of  the ...

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Dec 05, 2014

Agriculture Now Recognized As A Priority For Canada’s Science, Technology And Innovation Strategy

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is pleased to see that agriculture is included in the newly released Science and Technology Strategy for Canada. The future success of this large and impactful industry is ...

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Nov 17, 2014

CAHRC research identifies worker roles and skills needed on farms

Ottawa, ON –  The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has initiated a research project to identify and validate four critical roles that span all commodities within agriculture to clarify skill requirements and assist ...

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Nov 17, 2014

RELEASE: CAHRC researches farm labour shortage and solutions

Ottawa, ON –  How much farm work is done by family members and how much is done by employees? What work is done by domestic and or foreign workers? Is there a growing reliance on hiring employees to support farm operations? What labour ...

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Sep 29, 2014

2014 Agricultural Excellence Conference

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is pleased to be working with Farm Management Canada to bring you the 2014 Agricultural Excellence Conference, taking place November 19-21, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Fort Garry ...

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Sep 17, 2014

HR 2014: the Next Generation of HR

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is pleased to be partnering with The Conference Board of Canada for HR 2014: the Next Generation of HR, taking place October 6-7, 2014 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.  As a valued ...

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Sep 10, 2014

AILCA to host Agriculture Labour Summit, Oct.

The Agriculture Industry Labour Council of Alberta (AILCA) is pleased to host the 2014 Agriculture Labour Summit – Putting the ‘Action’ in the National Labour Plan, to be held in Red Deer, Alberta on October 30, 2014, at the Black Knight ...

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Jul 31, 2014

The Council is Hiring

The Canadian Agricultural HR Council is expanding its team to include a new position to assist us with the exciting initiatives we have planned for the upcoming years. At this time we are hiring a new Project Coordinator. If you are ...

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Jul 24, 2014

Will a labour shortage impact agricultural growth?

Over the past 60 years, employment in agriculture has decreased drastically yet productivity has increased and the number of paid workers in agriculture has stayed relatively constant. To find out more about this and other trends in Canadian ...

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Jul 24, 2014

Approaching an era of labour shortage

A potential labour market shortage is projected for Canada up to 2025. What impact might this have on your farm? Read all about it on Farm Credit Canada’s Ag Economist blog by Ray Bollman, Senior Research Advisor to the Labour Market Information ...

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Jun 25, 2014

New Projects for the Council

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has teamed-up with the agri-industry, provincial and federal governments and educational institutions on two projects that will assist producers and agricultural workers connect more ...

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Apr 10, 2014

The Council is Hiring

The Canadian Agricultural HR Council is expanding its team to include a few new positions to assist us with the exciting initiatives we have planned for the upcoming years. At this time we are hiring a new Business Development & Stakeholder ...

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Jul 09, 2013

Ag More Than Ever: One year anniversary - Let's Keep it Going

It takes the collective effort of everyone in agriculture to paint a realistic picture of agriculture as the innovative, essential and growing industry it is. Please join us to share this important message - working together we can raise ...

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Dec 19, 2012

The Canadian Ag HR Council partners with FCC in the Agriculture More Than Ever Campaign

The Agriculture More Than Ever campaign is committed to shifting perceptions and creating positive dialogue about Canadian agriculture.  Be proud and be a champion of the agriculture industry. Share your story by visiting ...

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