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CAHRC wants to hear about labour needs


July 5, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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June 30, 2010, Ottawa,
Ont – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is researching
the labour needs of small-scale farms and is looking for input from farm
operators across Canada.

June 30, 2010, Ottawa,
Ont – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is researching
the labour needs of small-scale farms and is looking for input from farm
operators across Canada.

“This work complements
previous research focusing on larger operations,” said Danielle Vinette,
executive director of CAHRC. “Small-scale farms make up approximately 65 per
cent of Canada’s agricultural operations,” she added.

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Gathering labour
market information helps CAHRC understand and explain the nature and scope of
the human resource challenges being faced by agriculture today – and the issues
that are anticipated in the near future. Research results also provide valuable
baseline data that will be used by the council and its partners to develop a
better way to collect, survey and track the ongoing employment needs of farmers
and develop tools and resources to meet those needs.

Small-scale farm
operators with annual gross receipts of less than $100,000 are encouraged to
participate in the short online survey located on the CAHRC website (www.cahrc-ccrha.ca). Responses to the
survey are strictly confidential and will be used to estimate labour force
needs of smaller operations. Farm operators who complete the survey will also
be entered into a draw for a chance to win $100.


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