Canada’s agriculture sector plays a role in every province’s economy.
Differences in the mix of commodities, the population trends, and other factors result in a unique set of challenges for each province. For example:
- Alberta’s agricultural employers struggle to compete for labour with the province’s high-paying energy sector.
- In Prince Edward Island, agricultural employers are challenged by the highest voluntary turnover rates of any province.
- Ontario has the heaviest reliance on foreign agricultural workers, which makes it vulnerable to policy changes.
While no two provinces have the same profile, all face significant agricultural labour challenges today and in the years ahead.