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Dec 08, 2016
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 cent of...

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 cent of the total agricultural workforce. The grain and oilseed industry primarily produces wheat, canola, soybeans, feed corn, pulses (such as lentils and dry peas), barley, oats and fodder crops.

Dec 01, 2016
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 (CAHRC...

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 (CAHRC) has completed a three-year study of the Canadian aquaculture industry and released the Aquaculture: Labour Market Forecast to 2025 study – an examination of one of Canada’s smallest, but fastest growing agricultural sectors.

Nov 21, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    OTTAWA, ON -    Shortage of Canadians Working in Agriculture to Double by 2025 The gap between labour demand and the domestic workforce in agriculture has doubled from 30,000 to 59,000 in the past ten years...

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Shortage of Canadians Working in Agriculture to Double by 2025

Nov 07, 2016
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2016 Green jobs eligible for wage subsidy Ottawa, ON – The Career Focus Green Jobs program is offering wage subsidies to help employers with an environmental focus hire new graduates. The program...

NEWS RELEASE

Oct 14, 2016
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 rigorous...

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 rigorous testing, ASApp was launched this fall via Apple and Google App stores.

May 09, 2016
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 manager...

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 manager). Please share these surveys with your colleagues and staff members to ensure we collect as much input as possible from the industry. Please note, it is really important that the person completing the survey has an in-depth understanding of what a person needs to know and do to be successful in their job.

May 09, 2016
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...

Welcome Mushroom Producers:

May 09, 2016
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 industry. “...

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 industry.

Apr 28, 2016
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 saskatoon...

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,

Apr 27, 2016
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 operation....

The Canadian Agricultural HR Council is reaching out to farm owners across Canada and asking them to participate in an online survey.

Apr 13, 2016
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...

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is now hiring.

Apr 11, 2016
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 work is...

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.  

Mar 15, 2016
Vacant jobs in agriculture costs producers $1.5 B and impacts Canadians March 15, 2016 Ottawa, 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...

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

March 15, 2016

Feb 12, 2016
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 agriculture...

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 agriculture and its effect on industry growth.

Feb 04, 2016
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ATTRACTING NON-TRADITIONAL WORKERS TO AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is working to employ new Canadians in the agriculture sector. “There are limitless opportunities in...

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ATTRACTING NON-TRADITIONAL WORKERS TO AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is working to employ new Canadians in the agriculture sector.

Dec 07, 2015
  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 options...

 

Nov 16, 2015
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, potatoes and...

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, potatoes and turf.  

Oct 21, 2015
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 leadership...

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 leadership roles in agriculture.

“We have to fully understand the situation before we can take steps towards improving women’s access to leadership and business opportunities in agriculture,” explains Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Executive Director of CAHRC.

Jul 28, 2015
  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 critical...

 

Jul 20, 2015
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 Forecast...

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 Forecast Model Project.  Please note the RFP is available in English only as service must be provided in English by contractors hired to carry out the work. Proposals due July 27, 2015. 

Jun 09, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, 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 implementation of...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, 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 implementation of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan (WAP) to tackle industry labour shortages.

Jun 04, 2015
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. Applications will...

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. Applications will be accepted until July 24, 2015. Please see the job advertisement for more information. 

Jun 02, 2015
FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE Ottawa, 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 the...

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

Ottawa, 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 the critical labour challenges facing the agricultural industry.

May 11, 2015
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 Betker,...

2. Workforce Action Plan Communications Work:

Apr 15, 2015
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 industry...

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 industry. “The purpose of this initiative is to engage women and stakeholders within the agriculture community to develop and implement a strategic program to support improved access to leadership opportunities and strengthen business success for women working in agriculture,” explains Por

Feb 25, 2015
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 workshop...

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 workshop has been designed to meet the needs of agricultural business owners just like you. It will help you evaluate your people needs, and build an HR plan with strategies to address business goals and meet staffing requirements.

 Additional Benefits:

Feb 10, 2015
New Statistics Canada Survey: An important tool for agricultural employers On 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 the...

New Statistics Canada Survey: An important tool for agricultural employers

On 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 the demand side of the labour market. It will collect information from Canadian employers on job vacancies and wages for all occupations from all sectors of the economy.

Jan 28, 2015
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 worker...

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 worker shortages.  

Jan 09, 2015
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 exact...

Dec 05, 2014
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...

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 dependent upon a focus on science and innovation. New research is critical to ensuring productivity advances are possible and allows modern agriculture to continue to contribute to the growth of Canada’s economy. 

Nov 17, 2014
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 stakeholders...

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 stakeholders in addressing the skills and labour shortages facing agriculture now and in the future.

Nov 17, 2014
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 challenges...

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 challenges are facing producers today? More needs to be known about who does the work on farms in Canada.

Sep 29, 2014
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 Hotel. As a...

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 Hotel.

Sep 17, 2014
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 contact of...

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 contact of CAHRC, you are able to attend the event at a reduced rate of $460 off of the total registration fee! – simply quote Rebate Code PRM6 when registering to receive your exclusive rate.

Sep 10, 2014
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 Inn.  ...

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 Inn.  Registration is $50 until September 15 and $75 thereafter and includes lunch and breaks.  All are welcome.

 To register go to:http://laboursummit.albertamilk.com/

 The one-day event will feature speakers on:

Jul 31, 2014
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 interested in...

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 interested in working with us in support of Canada’s agricultural community, please download a description of the following position:

Project Coordinator

 

Jul 24, 2014
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 agricultural...

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.

Jul 24, 2014
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 (LMI)...

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 (LMI) project being conducted by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council. Bollman is joined by J.P.

Jun 24, 2014
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 effectively to...

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 effectively to employment opportunities.

Apr 10, 2014
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...

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 Engagement Specialist and a new Communications & Marketing Specialist. If you are interested in working with us in support of Canada’s agricultural community, please download advertisements for the following positions:

Jul 09, 2013
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 awareness about...

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 awareness about the incredible opportunities available in the ag industry. 

 

 

 

Dec 19, 2012
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 http://www....

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 http://www.agriculturemorethanever.ca/

Apr 30, 2012
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 described in...

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 described in the National Occupational Classification 2011: Manager in Agriculture (0821), Manager in Horticulture (0822), and Manager in Aquaculture (0823).

Jan 31, 2012
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...

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 International Trade Training (FITT), is designed to help individuals make crucial exporting decisions, avoid common pitfalls, and increase their understanding of international trade and foreign markets. 

Jan 31, 2012
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 workers in...

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 workers in the ornamental sector.

Jan 09, 2012
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...

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 subscribe to Field Notes, please provide your name and e-mail address to info@cahrc-ccrha.ca.

Sep 23, 2011
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 subscribe...

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 subscribe to Field Notes, please provide your name and e-mail address to info@cahrc-ccrha.ca.

 

Sep 19, 2011
Farmcentre.com highlights CAHRC's HR Toolkit project

Farmcentre.com highlights CAHRC's HR Toolkit project

Jul 14, 2011
In this article from the Western Producer, Barry Wilson writes about labour shortages, apprenticeship and training programs and hiring in the agricultural sector...

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

Jul 08, 2011
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 issues and...

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 issues and trends in primary agriculture.