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Competing with the oilpatch on wages was tough when it was booming. But today its displaced workers — many with skill sets adaptable to ag and food production — are looking for jobs in other sectors.

Crisis creates opportunity to attract badly needed workers

Agriculture and the food sector need to seize the day and find ways to reach out to displaced workers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Working remotely from home has been one of the most prominent changes caused by the pandemic, but there are other workforce shifts in play — including ones that will affect agriculture, says a senior vice-president of RBC. “One of the things we’re detecting and hearing from a number of sectors is that this crisis has […] Read more

Producers wanted for labour focus group

Meting to take place on Nov. 12 in Red Deer, Alta.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Producers are being sought for a focus group on labour and skill shortages in agriculture. The focus group will meet on Nov. 12 at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer and is being hosted by Alberta Canola Producers and the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council. The council is working with farmers across Canada to develop […] Read more