Labour Market Information – Focus on Small Farms in Canada 2011

Did you know that 65 % of the census farms are classified as small farms? As it turns out, both small and large farms experience a labour shortage.  Operators of small farms are not finding the labour they need just as the owners of larger farms had responded in the previous study.

This research is a companion piece to the previous work published in the 2009 report Labour Market Information on Recruitment and Retention in Primary Agriculture which focused on the labour needs of farms with gross receipts of $100,000 or more.

Through these two analyses, CAHRC will be able to consider future programs and activities in the context of the primary agriculture industry as a whole.

For more information, please see below for the full report: