Ag processing sector struggling to fill job vacancies

Statistics Canada’s recent September job market data is reassuring. Overall, employment in the country increased in September, creating 378,000 jobs, the majority of which were full-time jobs. This increase in September brought our total employment to 720,000, shy of the level we had before the pandemic. Obviously, children being back to school has helped bring some normalcy to our lives. And for the economy, that is a very encouraging sign. On the other hand, for the agri-food sector, the reality is quite different. The agricultural sector is hiring far fewer people than at this time last year. There are precisely 17,000…

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