There are unique workforce challenges and opportunities in the agri-food sector.
Employers are seeking qualified candidates for planting, harvesting, processing, marketing, researching, and selling Ontario’s healthy, high-quality food, beverage and agri-products.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) wants to make it easier for employers to find, train, and retain the workers they need, and help employ Ontarians with meaningful jobs during COVID-19 and beyond.
Through Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding, OFA and its partners have coordinated a support system for agriculture and food employers from field to fork, to feed Ontario’s future.
The project includes a free job matching concierge service, virtual career fairs, a series of webinars, and specialized training opportunities.
Together, we can help support employers from field to fork to fill labour shortages and encourage job seekers across the province to consider a career in agriculture and food.