Portia Macdonald-Dewhirst is the Executive Director of the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC), an organization that addresses human resource issues facing agricultural businesses across Canada. Portia says there are a variety of career options in the agriculture field – and the number of jobs available is astounding. But in order to attract new talent and young people to the industry, we need to spread the positive message about agriculture.
The CAHRC offers tools for those looking to start or grow their career in agriculture, and has resources available for ag employers who are looking to find and keep the talent they need.
Looking for a job?
Check out these links:
Find the agricultural training program that’s right for you and your career. It’s a listing of training and learning programs in agriculture offered across Canada. The search function allows users to browse learning programs by training subject, sector, or keywords.
Learn more about exciting opportunities in agriculture. Explore the types of jobs in agriculture, including an overview of each job type and related jobs available for varying experience levels — from entry levels to manager roles and everything in between.
Looking for an employee?
The Council offers information on recruitment and retention, and works with industry leaders, governments and educational stakeholders to research, develop and communicate solutions to the challenges in employment and skills development in primary agriculture.
Visit www.cahrc-ccrha.ca for more information.
Video – Careers in Agriculture
There’s no doubt the job opportunities in agriculture are endless. Check out this great video produced by the CAHRC to learn more – and don’t forget to share it on social media.