Alberta pork producers continue to find it challenging to recruit and retain suitably trained or untrained farm employees. Trained Canadian pork technicians are sporadically available from within Canada but their choice to work on a farm is highly dependent on career opportunities, lifestyle choices, and the attraction to higher paying jobs in other non-agriculture sectors. Given these conditions lower-skilled labour is often harder to recruit and even more so retain. Without a dependable labour supply production units can suffer either in productivity, quality of product and in the quality of life for the managers, owners and their families. As a result employers often opt to recruit workers using the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW). Retention of any worker on farm is also important and requires producers to implement on-farm human resource programs that ensure workers want to remain in the job and see it as a long-term career path. The information below is designed to assist Alberta pork producers in providing tools to recruit and retain staff on farms.
Finding Jobs and Advertising
There are numerous ways to find jobs or people seeking work. These may range from personal referrals to printed and online sites that advertise available job positions and people seeking employment. Many of the online sites have no associated cost.
Job Bank (Canada)
Government of Alberta
Agricultural Employment Alberta Ltd.
Alberta Pork Classifieds
► Pork Farms Seeking Workers
Click here for a list of farms jobs available on this Alberta Pork website.
Click here if you are an Alberta pork producer and would like to register and post an available job.
► Workers Seeking Employment
Click here for a list of potential candidates looking for jobs.
Click here if you are a candidate looking for work on a pork farm and would like to submit your resume online.
All classified ads will be posted for 90 days unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: Alberta Pork does not endorse or guarantee the information within and is not responsible, nor liable, for the representations made.
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