Originally published in Farmers’ Voice magazine, May 2019

The Canadian agriculture industry has long been challenged with labour shortages.

And the problem appears to be getting worse instead of better.

In 2014, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) reported that the job vacancy rate within the Canadian agriculture industry was 7 per cent, the highest of any Canadian industry. And preliminary findings from new labour market information research (to be released in June) show that agriculture’s job vacancy rate and the labour
gap is increasing, says CAHRC’s Janet Krayden.

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