Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Project for Agriculture and Agri-Food
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has set the goal of doubling the province’s food self-sufficiency to 20% by 2022. However, the sector faces significant workforce challenges that could limit these growth opportunities.
To ensure a healthy future for agriculture and agri-food in the province, the industry is looking to expand the number and type of agricultural and agri-food processing businesses. Conducting a Labour Market Information survey will help us to better understand the skills needed for people to increase food self-sufficiency in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Labour Market Information (LMI) Survey
Farm and Business Owners
For farm and business owners, or managers completing the survey on behalf of the owner. By taking part in the survey, owner-operators will ensure their workforce needs are included to create effective policies and programs that address skills shortages.
For family members working in the business, paid or unpaid, or non-family workers hired by the business. One of the goals of this survey is to ask employees about improving job satisfaction to reduce employee turnover rates. We’d welcome your thoughts.
For provincial governments, industry associations, commodity groups, and researchers. As part of the industry, you rely on the success of agriculture and agri-food businesses and their ability to secure a sustainable workforce. We’d appreciate your opinion.