Identifying on-Farm Occupations: Environmental Scan and Gap Analysis Report

Understanding on-farm occupations in Canada is essential to providing farm employers, industry stakeholders and policy makers with information about the total picture of human resources in Canada’s on-farm agricultural industry. Increasing our understanding of on-farm occupations will add to our knowledge of the occupations, the skills and training required for these occupations and how to attract and retain workers to meet the on-farm labour demand.

This research project will serve as a foundational piece that will set the stage for identifying key occupations for further occupational analysis and standards development, as well as developing essential skills profiles. It will also help potential workers understand the on-farm career opportunities available and what is required to secure employment in each occupation.