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Tagged with 'agriculture'

A Taste of Agribusiness: A Labour Market Profile of the Agribusiness and Food Processing Cluster in Hamilton

Published: March 26, 2013

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.

Workforce Planning Hamilton prepared this labour market profile as a guide to the employment and business opportunities within the cluster, as well as an outlook on the future employment prosperity of the industry.

A Taste of Agribusiness Companion Piece

Published: March 22, 2013

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.

A Discussion Paper on Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

Published: June 26, 2012

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.

Workforce Focus, March 2011 - Disappearing Jobs

Published: March 31, 2011
The following occupations each lost significant numbers of workers in Ontario over the last 15 year.  Though each is in the estimated top 20 occupations with employment loss, they are not necessarily the top five.

Workforce Focus Volume 1, Issue 4 - Agriculture

Published: November 1, 2006
Hamilton labour market information on the industry trends and workforce profile of the Agriculture sector.