Fruit & Vegetable Magazine

Canadian farm labour survey

November 23, 2018  By Fruit & Veg magazine

The Canadian agricultural sector is experiencing a significant labour gap in workers. In 2014, there were 26,400 unfilled jobs, which cost the industry 1.5 billion dollars. The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is conducting a survey to update this number, and expect the unfilled jobs to have reached 114,000.

To assist in addressing labour-related issues, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is conducting a Labour Market Information survey of Canada’s agricultural workforce. As a follow-up to the 2014 Labour Market Information research survey, the 2018 study will provide up-to-date labour market intelligence to the agricultural industry with new national, provincial and commodity-specific forecasts of agricultural labour supply and demand to 2029.

Please consider taking the 2018 Agricultural LMI Survey.


Farmers, stakeholders and farm workers have until Nov. 30th to submit their answers. The dats collected can help industry, governments and educators come up with labour shortage solutions. More data = Better results.

There are three separate categories for the survey: Farm Business Owners, Farm Workers, or Other Stakeholders. Please select the one that applies to you.
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