May 17, 2016

Ag HR Matters / AgriPresse sur les RH

The latest Ag HR news in CanadaDes nouvelles fraîches sur les ressources humaines en agriculture au CanadaUpcoming Events / Activités à venirNAOF project is recruiting for Potato and Apple Producers:NAOF is recruiting for Potato focus group ...

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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:Canada may delay foreign worker limits as packers, farms face squeeze, Reuters/Globe and Mail by Rod Nickel | April 28, 2016Shortage of farm workers costly, Peace Country Sun by Post Media ...

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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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Apr 30, 2012

Notice of Intent

CAHRC has received funding to develop a National Occupational Standard and Essential Skills profile for the occupation of Senior Manager in Primary Agriculture.  This occupational standard will correspond to the three new occupations ...

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Jan 31, 2012

New agriculture exporting workshops for producers - Agriculture Going Global now available!

Agriculture Going Global, a series of workshops, for agricultural producers interested in exporting, is now available.This new resource, developed by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC), in partnership with the Forum for ...

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Jan 31, 2012

Landscape Horticulturist On-the-Job Training

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has worked with the Canadian Landscape Nursery Association (CNLA) to produce a video and mobile app to demonstrate how to use the ‘job instruction method’ to train new and experienced ...

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Jan 09, 2012

Winter 2011 Field Notes newsletter now online!

Field Notes is published quarterly by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council. This newsletter is two-fold: to highlight the Council's work and to provide information on agriculture's most pressing human resource challenges.To ...

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Sep 23, 2011

Autumn 2011 Field Notes newsletter now online!

Field Notes is published quarterly by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council. This newsletter is two-fold: to highlight the Council's work and to provide information on agriculture's most pressing human resource challenges.To ...

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Sep 19, 2011

HR Toolkit currently under development

Farmcentre.com highlights CAHRC's HR Toolkit project

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Jul 14, 2011

The Western Producer highlights topics of the CAHRC Annual Forum in Charlottetown, PEI in July.

In this article from the Western Producer, Barry Wilson writes about labour shortages, apprenticeship and training programs and hiring in the agricultural sector...

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Jul 08, 2011

2011 CAHRC Annual Forum Summary

CAHRC’s Annual Forum Showcased Ag HR Tools and Trends on July 6 and 7, 2011 in Charlottetown. Participants from across the country gathered to attend the Council’s Annual Forum Celebrating Solutions – Showcasing the Tools which focused on HR ...

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Jun 13, 2011

Cloverleaf Country features Agritalent.ca

Cloverleaf Country features the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council’s Agritalent.ca site in their Summer/Fall 2011 Issue...

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May 13, 2011

Field Notes - Spring 2011

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council distributes a quarterly newsletter to a diverse audience of sector stakeholders interested in labour and skills development issues in primary agriculture. Field Notes also includes information on ...

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