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Nov 25, 2016

Ag HR Matters / AgriPresse sur les RH

November 2016 novembre

The latest Ag HR news in Canada

Des nouvelles fraîches sur les ressources humaines en agriculture au Canada

Upcoming Events / Activités à venir

Career Focus Green Jobs

Can’t Afford to Hire? Get the Funds to Hire the Talent You Need.

Apply for a Green Job Wage Subsidy Today.

Download the Career Focus Green Jobs information page

Career Focus Green Jobs is a wage subsidy program for employment opportunities that have a green mandate or any job with an employer that has an environmental focus. The program provides up to a maximum of $13,500 in wage subsidies to help employers hire the talent they need and help recent graduates initiate a career.

Is your company eligible? Apply today! Visit biotalent.ca/wage-subsidies or call Mary at 1-866-243-2472, ext. 222. Funding available on a first-come, first-serve basis until December 2016.

Programme de subvention salariale Objectif carrière verte

Vous n’avez pas les moyens d’embaucher? Obtenez les fonds nécessaires pour recruter selon vos besoins. Demandez dès aujourd’hui une subvention salariale pour les emplois verts.

Télécharger le document informatif sur le Programme de subvention salariale Objectif carrière verte

Le programme de subvention salariale Objectif carrière verte vise les emplois à caractère écologique ou tout poste chez un employeur du secteur de l’environnement. La subvention peut atteindre 13 500 $, permettant aux employeurs de recruter les candidats nécessaires et aux diplômés récents de lancer leur carrière.

Votre entreprise est-elle admissible? Faites une demande de subvention dès aujourd’hui! Visitez biotalent.ca/subventions-salariales ou téléphonez à Mary au 1-866-243-2472, poste 222.

Les subventions sont offertes selon le principe du « premier arrivé, premier servi » jusqu’en décembre 2016.

Get Involved in Research / Participez à la recherche

All details regarding our on-going initiatives are in the Current Initiatives document.

Public drive/admin/staff meetings/FY 2014-15/Jan

-   get LMI project update from our web site in English and French

CAHRC Products For You!  /  Produits du CCRHA pour vous! 

Need better connections with your Ag association membership? There’s an App for that!, CAHRC, Oct. 14, 2016*

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…

Une toute nouvelle application pour rapprocher les associations agricoles de leurs membres, CCRHA, 14 octobre 2016*

Le Conseil canadien pour les ressources humaines en agriculture (CCRHA) a mis au point une application pour téléphones intelligents, le Ag Smart-Association App (ASApp), afin d'aider les associations agricoles à économiser, à se rapprocher de leurs membres et à accroître leurs revenus grâce à une nouvelle et puissante application pour téléphones.

Research Initiatives / Projets de recherche :

Agriculture 2025: How the sector’s Labour Challenges Will Shape Its Future, CAHRC Agri-LMI, Nov. 2016*

L’agriculture en 2025 : comment la pénurie de main-d’œuvre déterminera le destin du secteur, CCRHA Agri-IMT, novembre 2016*

Factsheet: Canada’s Agriculture Sector Labour Market Forecast to 2025, CAHRC Agri-LMI, Nov. 2016

Fiche d’informations nationale : Secteur agricole canadien Prévisions du marché du travail jusqu’en 2025, CCRHA Agri-IMT, novembre 2016*

Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan / Plan d’action sur la main-d'œuvre du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire

Agri-food sector needs foreign workers, Manitoba Co-operator, Nov. 2, 2016

Groups say a parliamentary report offers recommendations that are a step in the right direction…

New Labour Task Force WAP Infographic that communicates the proposed Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Program is now available. The infographic visually supports the other LTF Communications Fact Sheets and the Workforce Action Plan recommendations available on CAHRC's Workforce Action Plan dedicated webpage. 
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Seasonal / Permanent Jobs Fact Sheet – Workforce Action Plan, Labour Task Force

Feuillet d’information sur les emplois saisonniers / permanents – Plan d’action national sur la main-d’œuvre, L’équipe spéciale sur la main-d’œuvre

Agricultural Workforce Management Report: Recruitment & Wages, Canadian Agriculture & Agri-food Workforce Action Plan, Labour Task Force, June 1, 2016

Rapport sur la gestion de la main-d’œuvre agricole : Recrutement et rémunération, Plan d’action national sur la main-d’œuvre, L’équipe spéciale sur la main-d’œuvre

Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan 
CAHRC is available to Contributing Partners and those interested in becoming a Contributing Partner to develop similar commodity specific materials. For more information contact Janet Krayden at jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca .

Plan d’action sur la main-d'œuvre du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire
Le CCRHA est à la disposition des partenaires financiers, et de tous ceux qui souhaiteraient devenir un partenaire financier, pour élaborer un matériel du même genre à l'appui d'un type de production particulier. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements à ce sujet, prière de s'adresser à Janet Krayden, à jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca.

Ag HR in the News / Les ressources humaines en agriculture dans l'actualité
Check out    http://www.mauricie.upa.qc.ca/blogue/tag/ressources-humaines/   for French stories

Also check CAHRC twitter feed for French follower stories 

Jump to section / Passez à la rubrique

Labour Market Intelligence / Renseignements sur le marché du travail

Economic Impacts & Forecasts / Retombées économiques et prévisions

HR Management / Gestion des ressources humaines

Women in Agriculture / Femmes en agriculture

Career Promotion, Training & Education  / Avancement professionnel,  Formation et éducation

Temporary Foreign Workers / Travailleurs étrangers temporaires

Labour Market Intelligence / Renseignements sur le marché du travail

Farming industry facing huge labour shortage, new study finds, CBC News BC, Nov. 22, 2016*

Farmers switching to less labour-intensive crops, facing financial losses due to labour shortage, study says…

Shortage of Canadians working in agriculture to double by 2025, CAHRC News Release, Nov. 21, 2016*

The gap between labour demand and the domestic workforce in agriculture has doubled from 30,000 to 59,000 in the past ten years and projections indicate that…

Le déficit de Canadiens travaillant dans le secteur de l’agriculture doublera d’ici 2025, COMMUNIQUÉ CCRHA, 21 novembre 2016*

L’écart entre la demande de main-d’œuvre et l’effectif national en agriculture a doublé, passant de…

http://www.cahrc-ccrha.ca/fr/le-d%C3%A9ficit-de-canadiens-travaillant-dans-le-secteur-de-l%E2%80%99agriculture-doublera-d%E2%80%99ici-2025

Beef sector faces labour crunch: report, The Western Producer, Nov. 21, 2016*

The labour shortage in beef production could reach 12,000 workers by 2025, says a new report on Canada’s agricultural labour market…

Economic Impacts & Forecasts / Retombées économiques et prévisions

Farmers expected to shoulder world’s weight, Farm and Dairy, Oct. 27, 2016

As I read an article this morning about a conference in Canada to explore that country’s first-ever national food policy, I felt a little like…

Éric Andrieu: ‘The CAP has been disastrous for jobs’, EurActiv.com, Oct. 26, 2016

This article is part of a special report series: Growth and jobs: Where does the CAP stand?

HR Management / Gestion des ressources humaines

Feds, province invest $432,000 towards farm safety education and training, Manitoba Co-operator, Nov. 15, 2016

Keystone Agricultural Producers will administer the new program. 
The hope is for sweeping change in attitudes towards safety, KAP president says…

Make Workplaces Great Again: The "Locker Room Talk" Defence, mondaq, Nov. 9, 2016

A video recording was leaked two days before the second U.S. presidential debate of Donald Trump making lewd and sexually aggressive comments about women to…

Battle lines drawn on allowing farm workers to unionize, Alberta Farmer, Nov. 7, 2016

There’s agreement on issues such as overtime and exempting families from the labour code, but prospect of unionization is a flashpoint…

Piggery seeks employees on autism spectrum for animal husbandry and welfare roles, ABC News (Australia), Nov. 1, 2016

What was seen as a hurdle is now a prerequisite as companies see the benefits of employing workers who are on the autism spectrum…

Des mariages heureux en Mauricie!, UPA Mauricie, 31 octobre 2016

Grande nouvelle au sujet du transfert de ferme et de relève agricole : une banque de ferme et d’actifs agricoles est en cours d’organisation en Mauricie…

Make The Most Of Millennial Employees, mondaq, Oct. 27, 2016

As millennials have become a large part of the workforce, those of us in leadership positions are discovering new management strategies…

Women in Agriculture / Femmes en agriculture

Women in ag face unique business challenges, The Western Producer, Oct. 20, 2016*

Karen Morrison reports from the recent Advancing Women leadership conference held in Toronto…

Advancement starts with youth mentorship, The Western Producer, Oct. 20, 2016

The 2016 Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture project addressed barriers to advancement facing women in the industry. Respondents listed the following among their priorities:…

Career Promotion, Training & Education / Avancement professionnel,  Formation et éducation

Green jobs eligible for wage subsidy, Country Guide, Nov. 7, 2016*

Agricultural employers may be able to benefit from a government program that offers wage subsidies for ‘green’ jobs…

Temporary Foreign Workers / Travailleurs étrangers temporaires

Labour minister hails Canadian farmwork programme, Jamaica Observer, Nov. 15, 2016

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson, has hailed the Canada-Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (CCSAWP) for 50 years of…

Guatemalan workers allegedly swindled out of work permits now face deportation, CBC News, Nov. 15, 2016

Migrant workers say they were paid as little as $300 for working 85 hours a week…

Need A Temporary Foreign Worker? Good News! Faster Work Permit Processing Times & A New Short-Term Work Permit Option, Nov. 9, 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it plans to reduce visa and work permit processing times for certain workers to two weeks and…

TPP Poses Serious Threat To Rights And Dignity Of Migrant Workers, Huffington Post, Nov. 8, 2016

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), negotiated in secret, has been facing massive public opposition…

Syrian refugees being primed to work in Alberta's agriculture industry, CBC News Calgary, Oct. 31, 2016

Despite province's high unemployment rate, farms outside city face labour shortage…

Canada needs a better foreign workers program, Asian Pacific Post, Oct. 25, 2016

Canada’s controversial Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program is once again under the microscope with the release of…

Research / Recherche

Blogs, Videos, Audios & Links / Blogues, matériel vidéo et audio, liens

5 things successful farms have in common, FCC Ag Knowledge, Nov. 2, 2016

Cinq éléments que les fermes fructueuses ont en commun, FAC Agriconnaissances, 18 novembre 2016

Managing during times of profound change: Part 2, FCC Ag Knowledge, Oct. 26, 2016

La gestion en période de changement profond – 2e partie, FAC Agriconnaissances, 28 octobre 2016

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Jul 21, 2016

Ag HR Matters / AgriPresse sur les RH

The latest Ag HR news in Canada

Des nouvelles fraîches sur les ressources humaines en agriculture au Canada

Upcoming Events / Activités à venir

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, “A powerful force for growth”, Oct. 3 – 4, 2016, Toronto, ON

Get Involved in Research / Participez à la recherche

Research Initiatives / Projets de recherche :

Immigration Review announced this week:  National conversation on immigration launched: The Government of Canada is asking Canadians about what they think immigration means for Canada, and how we can continue to grow our nation through immigration. Your and/or your organization and/or your company can get involved by providing an on-line written submission by clicking  here. A Discussion Guide on Immigration available here. Other consultation activities include cross-Canada round-table discussions led by the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary, stakeholder engagement by departmental officials; and, public opinion research. Deadline for submission is August 5, 2016.  News release here.

Annonce d'un examen sur l'immigration cette semaine : Lancement de la conversation nationale sur l'immigration. Le gouvernement du Canada demande aux Canadiens ce qu’ils pensent que représente l’immigration pour le Canada et ce que nous devons faire pour poursuivre l’épanouissement de notre pays au moyen de l’immigration. Vous et/ou votre organisation et/ou votre entreprise pouvez participer à cette conversation en fournissant une présentation écrite en ligne en cliquant ici. Vous trouverez un guide de discussion sur l'immigration ici. Les autres activités liées aux consultations comprennent des tables rondes dirigées par le ministre et le secrétaire parlementaire dans toutes les régions du pays, la mobilisation des intervenants par des représentants du Ministère et la recherche sur l'opinion publique. La date limite pour la soumission des présentations est le 5 août 2016. Le communiqué de presse peut être consulté en cliquant ici.

Seasonal / Permanent Jobs Fact Sheet – Workforce Action Plan, Labour Task Force

Feuillet d’information sur les emplois saisonnier / permanent – Plan d’action national sur la main-d’œuvre, L’équipe spéciale sur la main-d’œuvre

Agricultural Workforce Management Report: Recruitment & Wages, Canadian Agriculture & Agri-food Workforce Action Plan, Labour Task Force, June 1, 2016

Rapport sur la gestion de la main-d’œuvre agricole : Recrutement et rémunération, Plan d’action national sur la main-d’œuvre, L’équipe spéciale sur la main-d’œuvre

Get Involved in Research / Participez à la recherche 

Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan 
CAHRC is available to Contributing Partners and those interested in becoming a Contributing Partner to develop similar commodity specific materials. For more information contact Janet Krayden at 
jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca .

Plan d’action sur la main-d'œuvre du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire
Le CCRHA est à la disposition des partenaires financiers, et de tous ceux qui souhaiteraient devenir un partenaire financier, pour élaborer un matériel du même genre à l'appui d'un type de production particulier. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements à ce sujet, prière de s'adresser à Janet Krayden, à jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca.

Ag HR in the News / Les ressources humaines en agriculture dans l'actualité
Check out    http://www.mauricie.upa.qc.ca/blogue/tag/ressources-humaines/   for French stories

Also check CAHRC twitter feed for French follower stories

Jump to section / Passez à la rubrique

Labour Market Intelligence / Renseignements sur le marché du travail

Economic Impacts & Forecasts / Retombées économiques et prévisions

HR Management / Gestion des ressources humaines

Women in Agriculture / Femmes en agriculture

Career Promotion, Training & Education  / Avancement professionnel,  Formation et éducation

Temporary Foreign Workers / Travailleurs étrangers temporaires

Labour Market Intelligence / Renseignements sur le marché du travail

Somali Refugees Walking Across Manitoba Farm Fields to Become Canadians, Real Agriculture, June 24, 2016

A farm near Halbstadt, Manitoba and the country of Somalia — could there be a greater contrast in places on this planet?

Canada’s Immigration Tipping Point Has Arrived, mondaq, June 23, 2016

Canada’s economic growth is becoming increasingly tied to immigrants as aging workers born in the country drop out of the labour force…

Economic Impacts & Forecasts / Retombées économiques et prévisions

Canada’s Labour Leaders to the Premiers: Make Life Better for Vulnerable Workers, Market Wired, July 15, 2016

Ahead of the Council of the Federation meeting, Canada's labour leaders are calling on the provincial and territorial premiers to…

Building a vibrant economic future for Atlantic Canada, Government of Canada, July 4, 2016

Federal Ministers and Atlantic Premiers announce the launch of an Atlantic Growth Strategy following a meeting on Atlantic Canada’s economy…

Un avenir dynamique se prépare pour le Canada atlantique, Gouvernement du Canada, Le 4 juillet 2016

Des ministres fédéraux et les premiers ministres du Canada atlantique annoncent le lancement de la Stratégie de croissance pour l’Atlantique après une rencontre portant sur l’économie du Canada atlantique…

HR Management / Gestion des ressources humaines

Don’t Take Chances With Safety: Not Only Can It Lead To Tragedy, But It Can Land You In Jail, mondaq, July 13, 2016

On January 11, 2016, the Ontario Superior Court sent a strong message to managers and supervisors working at construction sites and other potentially dangerous workplaces…

Parting ways with employees on your farm, Top Crop Manager, July 8, 2016

It's not always easy to part ways with an employee. These steps will ensure you're prepared…

Humans – your most important farm resource, Alberta Farm Express, July 5, 2016*

Attracting and retaining good workers on your farm doesn’t just happen — you have to make it happen…

Moving past the Bill 6 rhetoric, Alberta Farmer Express, July 4, 2016

AgCoalition meetings focus on creating sensible workplace safety rules….

http://www.albertafarmexpress.ca/2016/07/04/moving-past-the-bill-6-rhetoric/

inFocus: What Do Millennials Want?, mondaq, July 4, 2016

Much has been written over the last decade about the implications of multiple generations and their divergent approaches to work…

Farm safety legislation concerns continue, Daily Herald Tribune, July 3, 2016

Farmers are still frustrated with the Alberta government's controversial farm safety legislation, Bill 6, but …

Is The Sun Setting On The Ranch? Canadian Workplace Legislation And The Impact On Farming Operations, mondaq, June 29, 2016

Canadian farmers, ranchers and dairy producers have always valued being able to operate their businesses independently and..

Building safety into workplaces, Western Producer, June 23, 2016

System introduces a methodical approachto keep farmers safe…

Women in Agriculture / Femmes en agriculture

Government of Canada restores advocacy to scope of Status of Women Canada projects, GoC News Release, July 18, 2016

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, announced that as of July 1, 2016, the federal government has restored the eligibility of advocacy activities for…

Projets financés par Condition féminine Canada : le gouvernement du Canada rétablit l'admissibilité des activités de revendication, Gouvernment du Canada, Le 18 juillet 2016

L’honorable Patty Hajdu, ministre de la Condition féminine, a annoncé que, depuis le 1er juillet 2016, le gouvernement du Canada autorise à nouveau la conduite d’activités de revendication dans le cadre des projets financés en vertu du…

Women in agriculture on the rise in spite of gender gap, Peace Country Sun, July 15, 2016

Women make significant contributions in many male-dominated industries, especially agriculture…

Career Promotion, Training & Education  / Avancement professionnel,  Formation et éducation

Temporary Foreign Workers / Travailleurs étrangers temporaires

Business input vital to immigration system’s economic success, Business Vancouver, July 19, 2016

There are currently 4.7 million people living in B.C. Over the past 20 years, our population has risen by 908,000. Back in 1995, …

Time for change in thinking on temporary farm worker housing, Kelowna council says, InfoNews,ca, July 15, 2016

The four Central Okanagan municipalities and the regional district are moving to harmonize their policy and regulations on temporary farm worker housing…

Film screening at New Hamburg farm to spur discussion about foreign workers, CBC News, July 14, 2016

Farm tours and a film shown on the side of a barn might sound like a lovely way to spend a summer evening, but an event…

Temporary Foreign Worker Review Is Skewed, Says Alberta Labour Leader, The Tyee, July 4, 2016

Gil McGowan says majority of voices testifying in Ottawa want controversial program expanded…

SAWP keeps farms viable, Top Crop Manager, June 28, 2016*

s a chronic shortage of domestic workers on Canadian farms intensifies, demand is continuing to grow for a 50-year old labour program that …

Lack of Workers Threaten Meat Processor’s Ability to Capitalize on Free Trade Opportunities, FarmScape Online, June 28, 2016

The Canadian Meat Council warns without the ability to hire sufficient numbers of workers the opportunity Canada's meat processing plants to capitalize on…

Kelowna council grapples with temporary farmworker housing issue, Kelowna Capital News, June 28, 2016

Kelowna city council is getting fed up having to deal with the issue of permanent housing on farm land in Kelowna for temporary farm workers…

Easing of temporary foreign worker caps welcomed by Alberta businesses, Calgary Herald, June 24, 2016

The federal government’s decision to freeze the cap on the number of temporary foreign workers businesses can hire at 20 per cent of their workforce is being…

Temporary foreign worker program cap to remain at 20 per cent, CTV News, June 23, 2016

The federal government is freezing the 20 per cent cap on the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers a company can hire…

The Okanagan's most dependable workers arrive for another season, KelownaNow.com, June 23, 2016

It was a busy afternoon at Kelowna International Airport on Wednesday as 178 mothers, fathers, grandpas and grandmas touched down to begin work in…

Canada dilutes plan to limit low-wage temporary foreign workers, Reuters Africa, June 23, 2016

Canada's Liberal government on Thursday watered down measures to limit the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers firms can hire after…

Statement by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Government of Canada, June 23, 2016

“The Temporary Foreign Worker Program needs to change. I have said before that the Government of Canada will bring forward a plan later this year to address the problems with this program...

Déclaration de la ministre de l'Emploi, du Développement de la main-d'œuvre et du Travail, Gouvernment du Canada, Le 23 juin 2016

« Il faut modifier le Programme des travailleurs étrangers temporaires. J’ai déjà indiqué que, plus tard au cours de l’année, le gouvernement du Canada présenterait un plan afin de résoudre les problèmes concernant ce programme…

Research / Recherche

Employment in agriculture (% of total employment), World Bank Data, July 3, 2016

Blogs, Videos, Audios & Links / Blogues, matériel vidéo et audio, liens

FCC Edge: Becoming an agent of change - Part 1, FCC Edge, July 8, 2016

Capsule FAC :  Sujets abordés dans le balado, Capsule FAC, 11 juil, 2016

Catch the latest issue of Ag HR Matters/Lisez la dernière édition de AgriPresse sur les RH[link]

Jun 24, 2016

Ag HR Matters / AgriPresse sur les RH

June 2016 Juin

The latest Ag HR news in Canada

Des nouvelles fraîches sur les ressources humaines en agriculture au Canada

Upcoming Events / Activités à venir

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, “A powerful force for growth”, Oct. 3 – 4, 2016, Toronto, ON

Get Involved in Research / Participez à la recherche

Research Initiatives / Projets de recherche :

Seasonal / Permanent Jobs Fact Sheet – Workforce Action Plan, Labour Task Force

Feuillet d’information sur les emplois saisonnier / permanent – Plan d’action national sur la main-d’œuvre, L’équipe spéciale sur la main-d’œuvre

Agricultural Workforce Management Report: Recruitment & Wages, Canadian Agriculture & Agri-food Workforce Action Plan, Labour Task Force, June 1, 2016

Rapport sur la gestion de la main-d’œuvre agricole : Recrutement et rémunération, Plan d’action national sur la main-d’œuvre, L’équipe spéciale sur la main-d’œuvre

Get Involved in Research / Participez à la recherche 

Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan 
CAHRC is available to Contributing Partners and those interested in becoming a Contributing Partner to develop similar commodity specific materials. For more information contact Janet Krayden at 
jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca .

Plan d’action sur la main-d'œuvre du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire
Le CCRHA est à la disposition des partenaires financiers, et de tous ceux qui souhaiteraient devenir un partenaire financier, pour élaborer un matériel du même genre à l'appui d'un type de production particulier. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements à ce sujet, prière de s'adresser à Janet Krayden, à jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca.

Ag HR in the News / Les ressources humaines en agriculture dans l'actualité

Jump to section / Passez à la rubrique

Labour Market Intelligence / Renseignements sur le marché du travail

Economic Impacts & Forecasts / Retombées économiques et prévisions

HR Management / Gestion des ressources humaines

Women in Agriculture / Femmes en agriculture

Career Promotion, Training & Education  / Avancement professionnel,  Formation et éducation

Temporary Foreign Workers / Travailleurs étrangers temporaires

Labour Market Intelligence / Renseignements sur le marché du travail

Liberals tread unfamiliar ground on agricultural issues, The Western Producer, June 9, 2016*

It has grown into one of the key hot-button issues facing agriculture — the widening gap between how farmers farm and how people want their food produced…

June 1, 2016 - Mark Wales and Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst testify before the HUMA Committee, Ottawa.

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, House of Commons Canada, June 1, 2016 (No. 015, 1st Session, 42nd Parliament)

HUMA Committee Day 5 witnesses included Canadian Agricultural HR Council and Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Task Force…

Des pertes de plus de 110 millions, La Presse, 1 juin 2016

La pénurie de travailleur affecte durement le secteur agricole

Le puzzle fou de l’alimentation à deux vitesses, La Presse, 1 juin 2016

La nouvelle est tombée comme une tonne de briques, lancée par Sylvain Charlebois, nouveau recteur de l’Université Dalhousie,…

Economic Impacts & Forecasts / Retombées économiques et prévisions

Farm Income for 2015, Morning Post Exchange, May 26, 2016

Realized net farm income rose 9.2% from 2014 to $8.1 billion in 2015, following a 19.1% rise the previous year…

HR Management / Gestion des ressources humaines

Farm safety consultations get mixed reviews, Alberta Farmer, June 7, 2016

AgCoalition is hopeful, safety expert is pleased, but at least one farm group says the entire process is another ‘slap in the face’…

De la prévention et du soutien spécialisé pour semer l'espoir, www.journaldelevis.com, 7 juin 2016

Aux prises avec un «réel problème» de détresse psychologique parmi les agriculteurs de la région, les milieux agricoles et de…

New Rules For Noise Protection At All Ontario, mondaq, June 1, 2016

In December 2015, the Ministry of Labour approved a new noise regulation which comes into force on July 1, 2016…

Warning signs Of Employee Fraud, mondaq, May 31, 2016

Fraud is a growing problem in many food and beverage businesses. Most organizations only take steps to improve their controls after a fraud has been discovered and…

New information on fatalities demonstrates need for controversial farm worker law, says AFL, AFL News Release, May 31, 2016

Deaths wouldn't have been reported and investigated under old system

Bill 6 working groups get down to business, Mountain View Gazette, May 31, 2016

The six working groups that will be developing recommendations on how employment standards and labour relations will apply…

Alberta’s Farm Safety Talks Are Missing Farmers, The Huffington Post, May 25, 2016

Alberta's controversial farm safety bill is set to be examined by consultants next month — but only 20 per cent of group are actual farm workers…

Next round of consultations for Bill 6 begin, Cochrane Times, May 25, 2016

Now that the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act has been in place for five months, the Alberta government is moving ahead with…

Alberta premier defends makeup of farm safety working groups, CBC News, May 24, 2016

Premier Rachel Notley is responding to criticisms over the appointees to six working groups tasked with setting regulations for the province's controversial farm safety act…

Alberta launches task forces to develop farm safety rules, The Globe and Mail, May 20, 2016

Alberta has launched a broad 78-member outside task force to recommend new farm safety rules, but…

Regulations for contentious Alberta farm safety legislation may be more than a year away, Edmonton Journal, May 20, 2016

It could take another year or more before regulations are drafted to give teeth to controversial farm safety legislation that sparked raucous rallies and…

Women in Agriculture / Femmes en agriculture

Women lag in agriculture leadership roles, Manitoba Cooperator, June 14, 2016*

Of 65 national and provincial associations, only eight have a woman as their board chairperson or president…

Women bread down barriers, The Western Producer, May 26, 2016*

Women are often an overlooked sector of the agricultural workforce. They may be the farm bookkeeper, but an off-farm job might classify them as a teacher and not a farmer…

Barriers Exist For Women in AG Sector: Survey, Discover Humboldt, May 24, 2016*

According to a survey from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, 49 per cent of women feel barriers still exist for females in the agricultural sector…

Western Canadian Women – Erika Baron, Ag Women’s Network, May 24, 2016

This post is the first in a series of 3 member profile highlighting Western Canadian Women…

Addressing barriers for women in agriculture, Pembina Valley Online, May 18, 2016*

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is bringing together almost a year of research in addressing barriers for women in agriculture…

Career Promotion, Training & Education  / Avancement professionnel,  Formation et éducation

Temporary Foreign Workers / Travailleurs étrangers temporaires

Statement by the minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, ESDC, June 23, 2016
Today the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuck, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, made the following statement:...

Déclaration de la ministre de l'Emploi, du Développement de la main-d'œuvre et du Travail, Emploi et Développement social Canada, Le 23 juin 2016
Aujourd’hui, la ministre de l’Emploi, du Développement de la main-d’œuvre et du Travail, l’honorable MaryAnn Mihychuk, a fait la déclaration suivante :...

Committee report on temporary foreign workers delayed until September, iPolitics, June 20, 2016

A highly anticipated parliamentary committee report on Canada’s beleaguered temporary foreign worker program will not be made public until September despite…

Temporary foreign worker program: 4 changes needed, Reis Pagtakhan says (Opinion), CBC News, June 20, 2016

For the last few weeks, a committee of Parliament has been studying the program that allows Canadian employers to hire…

Ottawa considers modifying 10 per cent cap on temporary foreign workers, Calgary Herald, June 20, 2016*

The federal government is looking at changing a rule that would limit the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers to no more than 10 per cent of the…

Federal employment minister hints temporary foreign worker relief on the way for businesses, Calgary Sun, June 19, 2016*

The feds may loosen restrictions preventing Canadian businesses from hiring low-wage temporary workers as more than 10% of their work force, starting in July…

Keep temporary foreign worker program (Editorial), Winnipeg Free Press, June 18, 2016

Reform? Absolutely. Regulate? Unreservedly. Cancel completely? Not so fast…

Labour minister says she’s cheer end of temporary foreign workers program, CTV News, June 16, 2016

Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk says she was joking when she said she plans to celebrate in her office on the day the Liberal government shuts down the temporary foreign workers program, but… 

New report says conditions for temporary foreign workers worsened with 2014 reforms, Calgary Herald, June 9, 2016

Changes made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program by the Harper government since 2014 increase the…

Syrian refugees to get look at P.E.I. farming jobs, CBC News, June 8, 2016

Syrian refugees interested in agriculture jobs on P.E.I. will get a chance later this month to see if it's the right fit for them…

Canada seriously looking at path to permanent status for TFWs, Inquirer.net, June 7, 2016

Immigration Minister John McCallum has reiterated that giving temporary foreign workers a path to permanent status is…

Farmers scramble to over bureaucratic tie-up with foreign workers, CTV Montreal, June 7, 2016

With planting season already well underway, some Quebec farmers are scrambling to find workers because of a bureaucratic tie-up…

Canada’s union for migrant workers calls for permanent immigration option, UFCW Canada News Release, June 3, 2016

UFCW Canada, the country’s leading union for migrant and temporary foreign workers, says the federal government’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) should be replaced with… 

Serious overhaul of TFWP needed to address multiple human rights issues, Rabble.ca, June 3, 2016

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), the agricultural stream of Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP)…

Foreign workers demand changes to protect against abuse, Vancouver Sun, May 31, 2016

Foreign workers who say they’ve experienced abuse at the hands of employers are demanding a voice in the federal government’s review of …

The immigration machine is complicated, Canadian Lawyer, May 30, 2016

The immigration machine is a complicated one. There are many competing priorities including the need to…

Alleged attack highlights lack of protection for foreign farm workers, Vancouver Sun, May 29, 2016

A worker on a south Surrey farm claims he was punched repeatedly in the head by a supervisor and then brushed off by his employer, police and the Mexican consulate when he complained.

Temporary foreign workers go underground, iPolitics, May 28, 2016

Government has no idea how many temporary foreign workers living illegally in Canada: Mihychuk…

Early Okanagan growing season a set of moving goal posts for local farmers, Infotel, May 27, 2016

Out of country workers are proving invaluable this year as the Okanagan experiences one of the earliest growing seasons in recent memory…

Migrant workers facing barriers in South Okanogan, Penticton Western News, May 26, 2016

Problems like those that led to the death of farm worker Sheldon McKenzie aren’t limited to Ontario, according to an Okanagan workers’ rights group…

Failing Foreign Workers: Work Visas and Medical Deportation in Canada, forgetthebox (blog), May 24, 2016

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has come under fire recently for letting a foreign worker die. In late 2014, Sheldon McKenzie, a thirty nine year old man from…

Foreign workers do support Island jobs, The Guardian, May 21, 2016

There is no denying, that there are among us those who are parochial, narrow-minded and mean-spirited…

Paula Simons: Edmonton entrepreneur’s shocking business secret? Exploiting foreign workers, Edmonton Journal, May 20, 2016

At first blush, Jennilyn Morris, 46, seems the quintessential immigrant success story…

Proposed Visa would give temporary foreign workers permanent residency, Kelowna Now, May 18, 2016

An organization is proposing that Canada creates a visa for temporary foreign workers to reach permanent residency…

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program keeps farms viable, Morning Post Exchange, May 19, 2016*

As a chronic shortage of domestic workers on Canadian farms intensifies, demand is continuing to grow for…

Research / Recherche

Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program: 10 Myths vs Reality, Canadian Horticultural Council

Le Comité de la main-d’œuvre du CCH publie un feuillet d’information intitulé Programme des travailleurs étrangers temporaires (Volet agricole) : 10 mythes et réalités, Conseil canadien de l’horticulture

Catch the latest issue of Ag HR Matters/ Lisez la derniere edition de AgriPresse sur les RH

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April 2016 Avril

The latest Ag HR news in Canada

Des nouvelles fraîches sur les ressources humaines en agriculture au Canada

Upcoming Events / Activités à venir

NAOF project is recruiting for Potato and Apple Producers:

NAOF is recruiting for Potato focus group participants from Alberta and Ontario as well as any other provincial producers. Date has been moved to June to accommodate busy schedules with a location in Alberta TBD.

NAOF is also recruiting Canada-wide for Potato competency profiling participants in late June at a location in Ontario.
NAOF is recruiting for an Apple competency profiling session from producers across Canada. Date
has been moved to June to accommodate busy schedules with a location in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

If you are able to attend any of the working groups above, please contact CAHRC. All travel costs will be paid by the project.
Contact: projectassistant@cahrc-ccrha.ca

Dans le cadre du projet CNPA, le CCRHA recrute des producteurs de pommes de terre et des pomiculteurs :

Pour son projet CNPA, le CCRHA veut réunir des participants de l'Alberta et de l'Ontario, ou de toute autre province, pour former un groupe de discussion sur la production de la pomme de terre. La séance du groupe est reportée en juin pour tenir compte de l'horaire chargé des intéressés. Le lieu de la séance en Alberta demeure à déterminer.

Le CCRHA recrute aussi des participants de tout le Canada pour tenir une séance visant l'établissement de profils de compétences dans la production de la pomme de terre à la fin du mois de juin, en Ontario (lieu à déterminer).

Toujours pour le CNPA, le CCRHA recherche des pomiculteurs de tout le Canada pour participer à une séance visant l'établissement de profils de compétences en pomiculture. La séance est reportée en juin pour tenir compte de l'horaire chargé des personnes susceptibles de participer. Elle se tiendra à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse (lieu à déterminer).

Si vous pouvez participer à l'un ou l'autre des groupes de travail susmentionnés, prière de communiquer avec le CCRHA. Le projet CNPA couvrira les dépenses de déplacement des participants.
Pour de plus amples renseignements, s'adresser à : projectassistant@cahrc-ccrha.ca

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Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan
The Labour Task Force (LTF) has finalized a customized communications package entitled A Future for Canadian Farmers and Food Production for four of the 12 value chains: Beef, Pork, Sheep and part of the Grains.  The package includes general background information and messaging, highlights ag labour shortage impacts and a Workforce Action Plan (WAP) Infographic.
 
CAHRC is available to Contributing Partners and those interested in becoming a Contributing Partner to develop similar commodity specific materials. For more information contact Janet Krayden at jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca .

Plan d’action sur la main-d'œuvre du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire
L'équipe spéciale sur la main-d'œuvre a réalisé une trousse de communication sur mesure intitulée A Future for Canadian Farmers and Food Production (en anglais seulement) à l'intention de quatre des 12 chaînes de valeur : boeuf, porc, industrie ovine et une partie de l'industrie des grains. La trousse comprend des renseignements contextuels et des messages généraux, fait ressortir l'incidence des pénuries de main-d'œuvre en agriculture et renferme un résumé graphique lié au Plan d'action sur la main-d'œuvre.
 
Le CCRHA est à la disposition des partenaires financiers, et de tous ceux qui souhaiteraient devenir un partenaire financier, pour élaborer un matériel du même genre à l'appui d'un type de production particulier. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements à ce sujet, prière de s'adresser à Janet Krayden, à jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca.

Ag HR in the News / Les ressources humaines en agriculture dans l'actualité

Labour Market Intelligence / Renseignements sur le marché du travail

Exodus – Are Britain’s crisis-hit young farmers solving farm worker shortage in Canada?, Western Daily Press (UK), April 16, 2016*

The farming crisis in the West of England is prompting a new exodus of agricultural workers form the region to the plains of Canada…

Shortage of farm workers costly, PeaceCountrySun.com, April 1, 2016*

With spring planting around the corner, Canadian farmers face a growing shortage of workers that’s already costing them $1.5 billion annually in lower cash income, says a study by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council…

Want to work abroad? Canada is short 59,000 agricultural workers!, AgriLand (Ireland), March 29, 2016*

Agriculture workers in Canada are in demand due to a short supply of workers in the workforce, a new study by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has found…

Canada’s farm worker crisis, The Scottish Farmer, April 7, 2016*

Canadian farmers have lost a whopping $1.5billion due to a crisis in the farm labour supply, which is thought to be short by almost 60,000 jobs…

Agricultural labour shortage will worsen, new report says, Manitoba Co-operator, March 28, 2016*

Cash receipt losses to Canadian farmers from job vacancies pegged at $1.5 billion, or three per cent of the industry’s total value in sales and production…

Canadian agriculture sector short nearly 60,000 workers, Irish Farmers Journal, Mar. 28, 2016*

The labour gap in Canadian agriculture is reported to be larger than any other sector in the country and is continuing to grow…

Farm labour gap expected to grow: survey, Western Producer, March 24, 2016*

The CAHRC labour market report is based on a survey of 1,034 people in primary agriculture, including 813 Canadian producers. The survey found:…

Economic Impacts & Forecasts / Retombées économiques et prévisions

Cowboy Politics, Canadian Cattlemen, April 19, 2016*

Alberta Cattle Feeders Association (ACFA) is well on its way to creating…

AFL warns of job losses as TPP hearings come to Calgary, Calgery Herald, April 19, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a bad deal for Canadians that will drive down wages and displace jobs, Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan told a panel…

P.E.I. social assistance recipients may soon do farm work without affecting benefits, CBC News, April 11, 2016

Allowing social assistance recipients to work on farms, while not affecting their benefits, would be a good way to address the annual shortage of farm workers on the Island…

The Trudeau budget: That you should know, The Globe and Mail, March 28, 2016*

After months of flowing rhetoric about sunny ways and a different approach to politics, Tuesday’s federal budget marks a key moment for…

Canada must step up when EU door opens, Winnipeg Free Press, March 26, 2016*

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) appears to be on track for ratification in 2017, a full decade since talks started on…

HR Management / Gestion des ressources humaines

Une étude sur la rétention de la main-d’œuvre agricole en Mauricie, UPA Mauricie, 13 avril 2016

Les enjeux en matière de main-d’œuvre de la région mauricienne et l’adéquation entre la demande…

Aurez-vous besoin d’un employé pour la prochaine saison?, UPA Mauricie, 12 avril 2016

Le printemps tarde à se pointer le nez cette année, mais il arrivera tôt ou tard! Malgré tout, il est grandement temps…

”I Quit!” - “Not Yet, You Don’t”   Employer Awarded $35,000 For Wrongful Resignation, mondaq, April 7, 2016

By now, we all know what a wrongful termination is in the employment context. But how many have heard of a wrongful resignation?...

Alberta’s farm safety consultations move forward, Western Producer, March 28, 2016

The people who will consult on Alberta’s new farm safety policies have been selected, and the 72-member list has been submitted for cabinet approval…

Are You Listening? Ontario’s New Occupational Health And Safety Act Noise Regulation, mondaq, March 23, 2016

Exposure to harmful levels of noise is a growing concern in many workplaces. According to both the Ministry of Labour and WSIB Ontario, occupational noise induced hearing loss has become…

Women in Agriculture / Femmes en agriculture

Supporting the Advancement of Women in Ag – One Year In, supportingadvancementofwomeninag.com, March 29, 2016*

In March 2015 the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) launched the Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture project at the Advancing Women West Conference in Calgary…

Career Promotion, Training & Education  / Avancement professionnel,  Formation et éducation

Government invests in attracting youth to “green” agriculture jobs, Food in Canada, April 18, 2016

Canada is making a one-year investment of up to $1.9 million for the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative…

New program helps people with disabilities find ag jobs, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, April 12, 2016

A new pilot project is expected to help people with disabilities find “competitive” jobs in Saskatchewan’s agricultural industry…

CAHRC assisting Saskatchewan Abilities Council to fill hobs in agriculture, AgAnnex, April 11, 2016*

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is working with the Saskatchewan Abilities Council to match people with disabilities with job opportunities in agriculture…

Temporary Foreign Workers / Travailleurs étrangers temporaires

Updates on Labour Market Impact Assessment Requirements Come Into Effect This Month, Canada Immigration News, April 2016

Canadian employers using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) have been urged to note changes with respect to job offers in streams…

Innovative Youth Employment Program Solves Need for Temporary Foreign Workers, Market Wired, April 13, 2016

Hiring temporary foreign workers (TFWs) is a political and PR minefield - especially in a climate of high youth unemployment….

Feds can’t back up foreign worker program changes, NDP’s Ashton says, The Tyee, April 13, 2016

Liberals recently allowed a seasonal exemption to federal program rules….

Canadian firms can hire more foreign staff, FISHupdate, April 134, 2016

THE Canadian federal government has opened the way for the country’s seafood companies to hire more foreign workers by…

Employer alert for companies employing TFW in Ontario – Are you compliant with the EPFNA?, Lexology, April 12, 2016

In November 2015 Ontario amended its Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 (EPFNA). These changes were made with little fanfare but impact…

Settlement organizations call for more funds for temporary foreign workers, Calgary Herald, April 1, 2016

Organizations that work with new immigrants and refugees from across Canada launched a report this week calling for…

Warkentin pressures government on TFW program, DailyHeraldTribune.com, March 31, 2016

Grande Prairie-Mackenzie MP Chris Warkentin grilled Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay about the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program during a meeting of the House Agriculture Committee last week…

Kevin Lacey says EI reforms can end reliance on temporary foreign workers, CBC News NB, March 30, 2016

The Atlantic director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says temporary foreign workers would not be needed if Ottawa reformed the Employment Insurance system…

Trudeau government tiptoes back into temporary foreign workers morass: Walkom, Toronto Star, March 30, 2016

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are tiptoeing back into the minefield that is Canada’s temporary foreign workers program….

Employment minister makes rookie mistake: Editorial, The Toronto Star, March 27, 2016

Responding to pressure from Atlantic Canada, Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk lift cap on temporary foreign workers for seafood producers…

Why are companies competing with EI for workers?, The Globe and Mail, March 24, 2016

Charlotte County in southwestern New Brunswick is one of those places in the Maritimes where every town is pretty enough to put on a postcard. From the port city of Saint John to…

Feds must take measures to address farm worker shortage, Western Producer, March 24, 2016*

A shortage of nearly 60,000 farm workers is costing Canadian producers big bucks, a new survey has found…

HUMA committee to study Temporary Foreign Worker Program, iPolitics, Mar. 23, 2016*

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills, and Social development has agreed to study Canada’s beleaguered Temporary Foreign Worker Program…

Research / Recherche

Census of Agriculture 2016, Statistics Canada

Le Recensement de l'agriculture de 2016, Statistique Canada

Blogs, Videos, Audios & Links / Blogues, matériel vidéo et audio, liens

Catch the latest issue of Ag HR Matters/ Lisez la derniere edition de AgriPresse sur les RH

Mar 24, 2016

Ag HR Matters / AgriPresse sur les RH

March 2016

The latest Ag HR news in Canada

Des nouvelles fraîches sur les ressources humaines en agriculture au Canada

Upcoming Events / Activités à venir
Advancing Women in Ag Conference: A powerful force for growth, March 28 & 29, 2016, Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Alberta 

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Research Initiatives / Projets de recherche : 

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NAOF project will be holding the following Competency Profiling Session for Turf:
Thursday, March 31
Four Points Sheraton Toronto Airport, Mississauga, ON
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Turf producers from across Canada are invited to attend.

NAOF is also recruiting for Potatoes focus group participants from Alberta and Ontario as well as any other provincial producers. Date and location TBD.
 
NAOF is recruiting for Apple competency profiling session from producers across Canada. Date and location TBD.

Contact: projectassistant@cahrc-ccrha.ca 

 

Dans le cadre de son projet Cadre national des professions agricoles (CNPA), le CCRHA tiendra la séance suivante pour l'établissement de profils de compétences en production de gazon :

Jeudi 31 mars
Hôtel Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport, Mississauga (Ontario)
De 8 h à 16 h
 
Les producteurs de gazon de tout le Canada sont les bienvenus!

 

Dans le cadre du projet CNPA, le CCRHA recrute des producteurs de pommes de terre et des pomiculteurs :

 

Pour son projet CPNA, le CCRHA veut réunir des participants de l'Alberta et de l'Ontario, mais aussi des producteurs de toute autre province pour un groupe de discussion en avril sur la culture de la pomme de terre. Date et lieu à déterminer.
 
Pour le CPNA, le CCRHA recherche aussi des pomiculteurs de tout le Canada pour participer à une séance visant l'établissement de profils de compétences en pomiculture. La date en avril et le lieu sont à déterminer.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, s'adresser à : projectassistant@cahrc-ccrha.ca

 

Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan
The Labour Task Force (LTF) has finalized a customized communications package entitled A Future for Canadian Farmers and Food Production for four of the 12 value chains: Beef, Pork, Sheep and part of the Grains.  The package includes general background information and messaging, highlights ag labour shortage impacts and a Workforce Action Plan (WAP) Infographic.
 
CAHRC is available to Contributing Partners and those interested in becoming a Contributing Partner to develop similar commodity specific materials. For more information contact Janet Krayden at jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca .

Plan d’action sur la main-d'œuvre du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire
L'équipe spéciale sur la main-d'œuvre a réalisé une trousse de communication sur mesure intitulée A Future for Canadian Farmers and Food Production (en anglais seulement) à l'intention de quatre des 12 chaînes de valeur : boeuf, porc, industrie ovine et une partie de l'industrie des grains. La trousse comprend des renseignements contextuels et des messages généraux, fait ressortir l'incidence des pénuries de main-d'œuvre en agriculture et renferme un résumé graphique lié au Plan d'action sur la main-d'œuvre.

 
Le CCRHA est à la disposition des partenaires financiers, et de tous ceux qui souhaiteraient devenir un partenaire financier, pour élaborer un matériel du même genre à l'appui d'un type de production particulier. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements à ce sujet, prière de s'adresser à Janet Krayden, à jkrayden@cahrc-ccrha.ca.

 Ag HR in the News / Les ressources humaines en agriculture dans l'actualité
 

Labour Market Intelligence / Renseignements sur le marché du travail

The Trudeau budget : What you should know, Globe and Mail, March 22, 2016*

After months of flowing rhetoric about sunny ways and a different approach to politics, Tuesday’s federal budget marks… 

Canada’s Labour Minister attends Ag Workforce Summit, PembinaValleyOnline, Mar. 22, 2016*

Canada's Minister of Employment, Workforce, and Labour was in Winnipeg last week to address agricultural workforce issues… 

Oilfield layoffs could ease farm worker shortage, iNews880 Radio Online, March 20, 2016*

While the oil and gas sector flounders, Alberta farms are struggling for a completely different reason: there aren’t enough workers to go around… 

Pénurie de travailleurs en agriculture, ici.radio-canada, Le 17 mars 2016*

L'agriculture est le secteur industriel où le manque de main d'oeuvre est le plus important au Canada.selon la Fédération canadienne de l'agriculture… 

Worker shortage hits consumers, Winnipeg Free Press, March 17, 2016*

A severe shortage of workers is costing Canada’s farm industry an estimated $1.5 billion a year in lost revenue and is driving up the cost of food for… 

Bonnett: Ag Labour Need ‘Long Term Strategy’, BlackburnNews.com, Mar. 17, 2016

Canada needs a long-term strategy to address the challenges agricultural producers are facing due to labour issues… 

Canadian primary agriculture’s job vacancy rate reaches seven per cent, Better Farming, Mar. 16, 2016*

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is jump-starting a conversation on how the agricultural industry can close the gap on… 

Ag labour shortage getting worse, Western Producer, Mar. 16, 2016*

Agriculture has the highest job vacancy rate of any industry in Canada, and that labour shortfall may soon become much larger…. 

Worker shortfall a three per cent hit for farms: Study, Manitoba Co-operator, Mar. 16, 2016*

Having the Canadian economy’s highest job vacancy rate has cost the country’s primary ag sector three per cent of its value, new research shows… 

Canada’s agriculture industry short nearly 60,000 farm workers, iPolitics, Mar. 15, 2016*

Canada’s multi-billion dollar agriculture industry is currently short more than 59,000 farm workers, a new study has found – a crisis that is… 

New research finds vacant jobs in agriculture costs producers $1.5 billion, CFA News Release, Mar. 15, 2016

New figures released by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) illustrate the increasing challenges that… 

Economic Impacts & Forecasts / Retombées économiques et prévisions   

HR Management / Gestion des ressources humaines

Farmers cry foul over Bill 6 consultation, Western Wheel, March 9, 2016

The provincial government is preparing to work on regulations for new agricultural labour legislation, but farmers and ranchers are crying foul over the fine print… 

Seven business management practices of successful farmers, FCC Express, March 4, 2016

Those involved in agribusiness management have long known the importance of farm business management as a foundation for farm success. And now, they have proof… 

Women in Agriculture / Femmes en agriculture

Empower your daughters to be great farmers, Alberta Farmer Express, March 14, 2016

Understanding one’s abilities, becoming financially literate, 
and gaining experience outside the farm are all critical…

 Supporting the advancement of women in their fields, Dal News, March 8, 2016

International Women’s Day, held each March 8, is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. Over time, it's grown to 

Career Promotion, Training & Education  / Avancement professionnel,  Formation et éducation

Want A Job? Study Food And Agriculture, Forbes, December 4, 2015

Many parents and children today worry about both what college costs and whether after spending all that money they will be able to get a good job… 

Temporary Foreign Workers / Travailleurs étrangers temporaires

Rule changes stress out Canada temp foreign workers – study, Inquirer.net, March 23, 2016

A pilot study underscores mental health strain as the greatest burden temporary foreign workers in Alberta carry, caused by the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program… 

Migrant farm worker launches discrimination complaint against WSIB, The Star, March 21, 2016

Robert Sulph, 51, sliced his neck open on the job but was unable to access proper care in his native Jamaica — despite being entitled to equitable WSIB coverage, complaint says… 

Fish plants welcome foreign worker changes, Herald News, March 20, 2016

New regulations on the number of temporary foreign workers will offer a much-needed boost to employment numbers for many fish processors in Nova Scotia, but… 

Nova Scotian farmer gets to know temporary foreign workers in their homeland, CBC News Nova Scotia, March 19, 2016

It's a "farming adventure" involving a role reversal that has proven beneficial for Nova Scotia's Josh Oulton and the Jamaican men he employs regularly…. 

Ottawa needs to build on recent immigration reforms, Globe & Mail, Mar. 18, 2016

The federal government announced changes to Canada’s immigration system this week. It will make it easier for… 

Don’t copy America: Canada needs fewer guest workers, more citizens, Globe and Mail, March 18, 2016

There’s a long list of things Canada does better than the United States, and one of them is immigration… 

Better jobs, not foreign workers, the answer to labour shortages, says FFAW, CBC news, March 18, 2016

Better jobs, not foreign workers, are the answer to labour shortages at fish plants in the province, according to… 

Seasonal employer relieved about temporary foreign worker changes, CBC News NB, Mar. 18, 2016

Seasonal employers are relieved they will be able to hire additional temporary foreign workers this year after the federal government lifted caps on the industry… 

More sectors demand exemption to foreign worker restrictions, Oye Times, Mar. 18, 2016

The decision of the Liberal government to covertly approve an exemption for seasonal temporary foreign workers of a single industry is… 

More sectors pushing for exemption to foreign worker restrictions, Globe and Mail, Mar. 17, 2016

The Liberal government’s decision to quietly allow an exemption for seasonal temporary foreign workers is prompting calls from other sectors of… 

Ottawa allows season exemption to temporary foreign worker rules, Globe and Mail, March 16, 2016

The Liberal government has quietly approved changes aimed at helping Atlantic Canadian seafood processors that will allow them to… 

Foreign worker rules should be eased for fish processing industry, pre-budget report says, CBC News Nova Scotia, March 13, 2016

 Canada's fishing sector needs some relief from the "negative impacts of the temporary foreign worker program… 

Mexican worker reaches undisclosed settlement with Langley blueberry farmer, Vancouver Sun, March 11, 2016

A Mexican temporary foreign worker has reached an undisclosed settlement with a Langley blueberry farmer following mediation with the provincial… 

Federal review of controversial foreign worker program to be done by fall, iPolitics, March 10, 2016

A pending federal review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program will be completed by… 

Liberals plan for huge influx of refugees, immigrant spouses at expense of skilled foreign workers, The National Post, March 8, 2016

The Liberal government has cut the number of skilled foreign workers it will allow into Canada this year to make room for a huge influx of Syrian refugees, immigrant spouses and children… 

Ottawa to give priority to Canadians in TFW program review?, Inquirer.net, March 7, 2016

The Canadian employment minister’s hint of giving priority to Canadian workers might become the centerpiece of the planned review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. 

Canada should ‘re-engineer’ immigration based on lessons from Syrian refugee process : minister, National Post, March 3, 2016

The Liberal government plans to apply the lessons it learned from bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada to speed up processing times for… 

Business groups fear refugees and immigrant families will crowd out spaces for foreign workers in Canada, National Post, February 22, 2016

Provinces and businesses keen to bolster their workforce are worried the push for Syrian refugees this year will lead to a cutback in foreign workers… 

Quebec immigration reform to match applicants to jobs, Montreal Gazette, March 7, 2016

$42.5 million sounds like a lot of money, until you hear what it’s supposed to achieve… 

Research / Recherche

Next Steps for Canada’s Immigration Policy, C.D. How Institute, March 10, 2016

Recent changes to Canadian immigration policy, including the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, are positive overall, but they could have negative consequences that… 

Blogs, Videos, Audios & Links / Blogues, matériel vidéo et audio, liens

CBC News Report on Temporary Foreign Workers: A journey to Jamaica, March 21, 2016  27:00 min. (Must have Adobe Flash Player)