This project is funded by

SECURING CANADA’S
MEAT
WORKFORCE
Real Challenges. Practical Solutions. Fresh Perspectives.
SECURING CANADA’S
FISH + SEAFOOD
WORKFORCE
Real Challenges. Practical Solutions. Fresh Perspectives.

Effectively growing and taking advantage of increasing consumer demand for Canadian meat and seafood products.

Canada’s meat and Atlantic seafood processors have a long, successful history in Canada, but today they are challenged by a new reality – a labour market characterized by persistent constraints on their ability to recruit and retain qualified employees. Many of these businesses are struggling, unable to effectively grow and take advantage of increasing consumer demand for Canadian meat and seafood products.

The initiative will take a unique four-theme approach to analysis, data collection and recommend solutions

Labour Force Profiles

Labour Source Analysis

Occupational Analysis, Worker Compensation and Demand Projection

HR Best Practices & Synthesis of Research Findings and…

You are invited to play an active role in this process.

Bottom line, meat and seafood processors especially in remote locations are experiencing a serious dilemma in recruiting and retaining foundational workers and skilled employees for processing jobs from slaughter through to finished product. It has also been made clear that the Temporary Foreign Workers Program which has been utilized as a stop-gap measure is simply not a sustainable solution.

Food Processing HR Council – Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector’s skills and workforce development leadership organization – is responding to these challenges with Canada’s Meat and Atlantic Seafood Processing Sectors Labour Market Information initiative. This initiative will – for the first time – accurately measure the constraints on labour and recommend solutions.

Your participation is needed.