CAHRC

November 24, 2014

 

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 producers facing today?

 

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has launched a Labour Market Information (LMI) research survey to examine Canada’s agricultural workforce from every commodity and region.

 

Have your Say! Help find solutions for farm labour shortages

 

The Canadian Agricultural HR Council needs your help!   We encourage you to fill out this survey and let your members or your circle of contacts know about this important survey opportunity.  By taking the time to complete a short 10 – 15 minute online survey farmers’ worker needs will included in this important work that will help government and educators create policies and programs that will shape future farm labour requirements.  Please complete the online survey athttp://www.cahrc-ccrha.ca/node/2166

 

We would also invite associations to please complete the online Stakeholder survey:http://www.cahrc-ccrha.ca/node/2166

 

And when we reach a minimum target of 50 survey participants for your commodity or province, we will be able to do specific research for your sector.

 

Backgrounder is provided below for your information and Canadian Agricultural HR Council News Brief is provided for you to include in your newsletter/ publication or to send to your personal contact network, to encourage producers to allow their voices to be heard.  If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact Debra or Janet at any time.

 

Thank you in advance for sharing this important information.

 

Best regards,

 

Debra Hauer, LMI Project Manager

CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL HUMAN RESOURCE COUNCIL

613.745.7457 ext. 227  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.cahrc-ccrha.ca

Janet Krayden, Project Coordinator

CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL HUMAN RESOURCE

COUNCIL

613-745-7457 ext.226  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

www.cahrc-ccrha.ca

 

 

 
 

 

 

BACKGROUNDER

 

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has launched a Labour Market Information (LMI) research survey to examine Canada’s agricultural workforce from every commodity and region. Producers across Canada are encouraged to participate in the survey, whether they are farming full-time or part-time, alone or with help. The Conference Board of Canada is conducting the survey on behalf of the Canadian Ag HR Council and is seeking participation from farm owner-operators, agricultural workers and agribusiness stakeholders from November 12 through to January 22, 2015.

 

“It is imperative that we get an accurate picture of the agricultural employment needs in Canada and the best way to do that is to go directly to the producers themselves,” explains Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Executive Director of the Canadian Agricultural HR Council. “Understanding farmer’s evolving needs is the first step in resolving the labour challenges facing primary agriculture. Once we clarify agriculture’s labour requirements for the short, medium and long term, relevant initiatives can be implemented with confidence by industry stakeholders to ensure the future viability and growth of Canadian farms.”

 

Clear labour market information is lacking for Canada’s agricultural industry making it difficult to quantify the chronic shortages facing agribusinesses and accurately forecasting worker requirements.  By understanding agriculture’s workforce needs, industry, governments and academic institutions will be able to develop policies and programs to meet demands. Further, the research will provide valuable data to be used to track ongoing employment needs of farmers and develop tools and resources to meet those needs.

 

In a Canadian Federation of Agriculture report soon to be released, labour issues are identified as the number one priority facing the Canadian agriculture industry today. 

 

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program, the Council is collaborating on this three-year project with federal and provincial government departments, over 30 of Canada’s leading agriculture organizations, as well as agricultural colleges and training providers, to ensure that the employment needs of the agricultural industry are fully understood and addressed.

 

 

CANADIAN AG HR COUNCIL NEWS BRIEF FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION’S NEWSLETTER

 

Have your say!  Help find solutions for farm labour shortages

 

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has launched a Labour Market Information (LMI) research survey to examine Canada’s agricultural workforce from every commodity and region.

 

We need your help! By taking the time to complete a short 10 – 15 minute online survey you will be making sure your farm’s needs are included in this important work that will help government and educators create policies and programs that will shape future farm labour requirements.  Please complete the online survey at http://www.cahrc-ccrha.ca/node/2166

 

The survey will help determine 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?  Choose one of the three surveys designed for farm owner/operators, farm workers (family or paid) or agricultural organizations.

 

For questions and more information contact Debra Hauer, Project Manager

613.745.7457 ext. 227  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.