Canada’s agriculture sector plays a role in every province’s economy, but differences in the mix of commodities, the population trends, and other factors create unique labour challenges for each one. For example:
- Alberta’s agricultural employers struggle to compete for labour with the province’s high-paying natural resources 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. Learn more by accessing fact sheets and reports for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.