Canada’s agriculture sector is classified into 11 commodity areas:
- The dairy industry offers stable, year-round employment, but has difficulty finding workers with the skills and experience required.
- The greenhouse, nursery, and floriculture industry, by comparison, struggles to find domestic workers because the work is physically strenuous and has highly variable hours.
- Aquaculture operations tend to be located in rural areas where populations are dwindling and the general workforce is shrinking.
While no two commodity areas have the same profile, all face significant labour challenges today and in the years ahead. For more information on a specific commodity area, click on options below or use the side navigation.