Employers in every commodity area face unique challenges and advantages when it comes to attracting and retaining the skilled workers they need to thrive. For example:
- 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 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 the issues are different for every commodity area, they all face significant labour challenges today and in the years ahead.
Learn more about the specific impact of these challenges on each of Canada's 11 commodity areas: apiculture, aquaculture, beef, dairy, field fruit and vegetable, grain and oilseed, greenhouse, nursery and floriculture, poultry and egg, sheep and goat, swine, and tree fruit and vine.
Visit the interactive data dashboard below for detailed commodity-by-commodity data sets.