The Labour Task Force has put forward two recommendations within the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan that meet the immediate and future requirements of our industry:
- Increase the Supply of Labour
- Improve the Knowledge and Skills of workers in the industry.
“The Labour Task Force stresses that it is urgent and essential that this initiative begin immediately as the issues of labour shortage are pervasive, affecting current operational success and damaging to the future health of the industry and the economy.” - Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan, p. 8.
The Labour Task Force’s consultative process has identified the need and how to address these labour issues through practical, achievable recommendations, and now the work needs to proceed.
- It’s time for action!