Tagged with 'agriculture'
A Taste of Agribusiness: A Labour Market Profile of the Agribusiness and Food Processing Cluster in Hamilton
Hamilton’s agricultural sector has grown to a $1.3 billion industry and provides great opportunity for the city's businesses and labour force. The City of Hamilton Economic Development Strategy identified agribusiness and food processing as a key cluster for business advancement.
Agribusiness is a $1.3 billion industry in Hamilton, and there are over 9400 people working directly in the agricultural and food process industries. This companion piece to WPH's A Taste of Agribusiness: A Labour Market Profile of the Agribusiness and Food Processing Cluster in Hamiton will be useful for job seekers and students.
With large numbers of TFW entering Canada every year – in 2011 there were 300,111 temporary foreign workers in Canada , triple the number that were in the country a decade ago, this is an issue that needs to be explored in more detail. It is especially relevant in Ontario as 106,849 TFW workers were present in the province in 2011.
The discussion paper gives an overview of the Live-in Caregiver Program, the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Pilot Project for Occupations Requiring Lower Levels of Formal Training. It includes information on recent changes by the Federal Government to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and lists some of the common issues affecting the treatment of TFW in Canada. Additional resources are listed to encourage further research.