Work Experience Feasibility Study

With this project CAHRC will determine industry support for the potential structure and feasibility of a national on-farm work experience program that will facilitate matching the skills development needs of current and potential farm workers with labour needs of farm employers.

The feasibility assessment will examine whether there is interest on the part of:

  • potential participating organizations
  • employers, youth and individuals currently employed in agriculture and considering employment in the sector

Three partnership options for a national framework will also be examined, namely:

                a) as a stand-alone program,

                b) in conjunction with training institutions,

                c) in conjunction with placement agencies or immigrant NGOs.

The project will involve conducting a literature review and stakeholder interviews to gather information on similar programs and determine the level of support for this type of program. A draft framework will then be developed and include detailed information on an administrative structure and all associated costs and participant fees.