CAHRC’s Growing Opportunities student wage subsidies

CAHRC’s Growing Opportunities wage subsidy program supports agriculture employers as they hire post-secondary students for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements. Funding covers up to 50% of wages, unless you hire a student that … Continued

Poetry Contest

As an industry let’s be vulnerable. How? Through poetry. Perhaps you have never written a poem before – but now is your chance. It doesn’t have to be fancy or … Continued

Launched: Nova Scotia Farm Discovery

Our new navigational tool has launched! Through a collaboration between the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Perennia, www.NSFarmDiscovery.ca has been developed, tested and … Continued

Continuous Improvement

NSFA has launched a project through Farm and Workforce Development to help our members learn about and apply Continuous Improvement principles and best practices to their farming operations. Keep your … Continued

Youth Employment and Skills Program

The Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) delivered by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 program year. Applications will be accepted between February 28, 2022 and March 21, 2022. … Continued

Bridge Into Agriculture

Bridge Into Agriculture is a collaborative project from Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, African Nova Scotian Affairs, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Dalhousie University, Extended Learning. This program features … Continued

Temporary change in advertising for LMIAs

In an effort to streamline the processing of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, ESDC is implementing a temporary policy change to requirements … Continued

Atlantic Immigration Program

The Atlantic Immigration Program is moving online and ready to receive applicants through their AIP Portal. In light of critical labour shortages additional supports are being provided. These include things … Continued

New name, same team!

The Agriculture Sector Program has undergone a team rebrand to better encompass our vision and our work. We are now known as “Farm and Workforce Development.” Our focus continues to be … Continued

CAHRC Growing Opportunities Funding

On November 9th we were thrilled to welcome the team from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council to chat more about their new Growing Opportunities Program. If you missed the … Continued

Welcome Nick!

We’re pleased to welcome our new Policy Analyst, Nick Cunningham! Nick originally grew up in New Brunswick and now lives in Halifax. He attended Saint Mary’s University where he completed … Continued

Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary Program

The Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary program aims to help address the labour gap for primary agriculture producers and introduce agriculture to students as a viable career option! Students must be … Continued

Meet Caitlyn!

We’re happy to introduce Workforce Development Coordinator, Caitlyn Clements! Caitlyn grew up in Bass River, NS, and attended Dalhousie University in Halifax for a B.A., double majoring in Economics and … Continued

Temporary Pathway to Permanent Residence

IRCC Temporary Public Policies  There are new temporary public policies to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for foreign nationals in Canada. The temporary resident to permanent resident pathway is … Continued

Youth Employment and Skills Program

Applications are open for the Youth Employment and Skills Program through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada! The Youth Employment and Skills Program provides a wage subsidy to employers who hire Canadian … Continued

Meet Nicole!

Introducing Member Services Coordinator, Nicole Shanahan Nicole Shanahan is originally from Cole Harbour and now lives in Truro. She has a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Memorial University of Newfoundland … Continued

Introducing SkillsPass

We are pleased to introduce our new partnership with SkillsPass, a training management platform offering a library of online courses, training, and webinars specific to our industry. Funded by Labour … Continued

HR Series Week 6

HR Best Practices Series  Week 6 – Labour Legislation Compliance: Don’t let your eyes glaze over so quickly!  Labour legislation compliance is so important.  Employers and employees need to know … Continued

HR Series Week 5

HR Best Practices Series  Week 5 – Health and Safety: A healthy and safe workplace means every team member gets home at the end of the day—and everyone plays a … Continued

HR Series Week 4

HR Best Practices Series  Week 4 – Training and Development:  A workforce of well-trained employees ploughs the ground for high performance on your farm. To retain workers, reduce turnover costs, … Continued

HR Series Week 3

HR Best Practices Series  Week 3 – Employee Relations: Employee relations is simply the relationship between employers and employees.  But it is not something to be overlooked—employees are the most … Continued

HR Series Week 2

As we noted in the series launch, human resource activities fall into six core silos that every farm business should manage:  Recruitment and Hiring Compensation and Benefits Employee Relations Training … Continued

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