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  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Spotlight – Brooks Region, Alberta

    An analytical view into the meat processing sector spotlighting the Brooks Region in the south-east of Alberta. With the region having 3 processing plants, the sector in 2017 employed close to 2,700 individuals. Nevertheless, the sector still has some gaps to overcome, the central one being that there is currently insufficient local labour force to meet the region’s labour demands and this trend is set to continue until 2030. While interviewing some plant managers, they highlighted some key Human Resources (HR) challenges like recruitment and retention. Still these plants are also trying some innovative strategies to combat these challenges like centering the employee and building and supporting the local community.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Spotlight – Acadian Peninsula, NB

    An analytical view into the fish and seafood processing sector spotlighting the Acadian Peninsula Region. The region can be found in the north east of New Brunswick with 17 seafood processing establishments. Currently their industry are facing challenges with an aging population and youth migration leading to issues with retention and labour shortages. Some of the processor have to innovative approaches to tackle these issues like benefits that make the day to day easier with a cafeteria, paying for necessary supplies for work or ensuring time off. Also providing other appeals like transportation make it an easier choice for people to work at the processors. Giving you relevant information, this report on the Acadian Peninsula Region supplies you with the full picture of their fish and seafood processing sector.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Spotlight – Chilliwack, BC

     An analytical view into the meat processing sector spotlighting the Chilliwack Region in the southwest British Columbia. In the region, there is currently a sufficient local labour force to meet the labour demands. However, for the lower-skilled labour force, the supply will fall short, creating a potential gap that will increase through to 2030. There are also some challenges with retention, absenteeism, and for some workers with public transportation schedule not always aligning with their shifts. There have been some promising practices being done at few facilities, in particular recruiting students, language courses for foreign works and attracting some workers from Vancouver with affordable housing. Giving you relevant information, this report on the Chilliwack Region in British Columbia supplies you with the full picture of their fish and seafood processing sector.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Spotlight – Cornerbook, NL

     An analytical view into the fish and seafood processing sector spotlight the Cornerbrook Region in Newfoundland and Labrador. To get a full understanding of the region, the report starts with overview of the Cornerbrook Region, with information on the geographic location and population. Currently, there is a sufficient local labour force to meet the region’s labour requirement. However, in the peak seafood there is also a peak in employment needs in other sectors in the region as well, creating a tightening at this time. The labour market is expected to tighten more during these peak season in the upcoming years. Giving you relevant information, this report on the Cornerbrook in Newfoundland supplies you with the full picture of their fish and seafood processing sector.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Spotlight – Toronto, ON

    A detailed look at the labour supply and demand in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Profile – Winnipeg, MB

    An analytical view into the meat processing sector spotlighting the Winnipeg Region including the City of Winnipeg. Currently in the region there is sufficient local labour to support the labour requirements for the meat processing industry and other sectors. In interviews with plant managers, they mentioned that a great way to jump over the hurdle of recruitment was the willingness to teach, to take that time to let people learn. They also presented some challenges they are facing namely a language barrier and recruitment for leadership positions. Giving you relevant information, this report on the Winnipeg Region in Manitoba supplies you with the full picture of their meat processing sector.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Profile – Wynyard, SK

    An analytical view into the meat processing sector spotlighting the Wynyard Region in Saskatchewan. The Wynyard region has 2 meat processing establishments focusing on poultry and occasionally hog with 580 employees. The region faces some challenges with meat indusrty not having sufficient employees due to the labour force. Factors like an aging population and youth out-migration play a heavy hand in this. In interviews with plant managers, they discussed that with the aid of better wages and benefits; and recent immigrants, recruitment and retention has become more manageable. Giving you relevant information, this report on the Wynyard Region in Saskatchewan supplies you with the full picture of their meat processing sector.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Spotlight – Guelph, ON

    An analytical view into the meat processing sector spotlighting the Guelph Region in the southwest of Ontario including the Tri-Cities region nearby. In general, the region has sufficient labour force to meet the labour requirements for the meat sector and the other sectors. However, with a more detailed look you can see that this same analysis does not extend to lower-skill workers. With this some plant manager expressed that they had some issues with, recruitment, retention, stabilizing the workforce and more. However, some are finding some novel solutions like a referral bonus program and working with community agencies. Giving you relevant information, this report on the Guelph Region in southern Ontario supplies you with the full picture of their meat processing sector.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Spotlight – Hamilton, ON

    An analytical view into the meat processing sector spotlighting the Hamilton Region in Southern Ontario, including the Niagara Peninsula and the City of Hamilton. The current labour supply is well above the projected meat processing employment labour demands. However, the region still faces some challenges with retention, recruitment, development for leadership positions and competition for other lower-skills work. Some facilities have found different solutions, like with revamping the onboarding process to help with turnover. The report gives a detailed overview of the Hamilton Region and a comprehensive exploration of Ontario and Hamilton’s meat processing sector. Giving you relevant information, this report supplies you with the full picture of their meat processing sector.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Spotlight – High River, AB

    An analytical view into the meat processing sector spotlighting the High River Region, which is located within the Calgary metropolitan area. With Calgary being part of the region, the local labour supply is sufficient for the labour requirements for the meat processing sector and other sectors. However, because of this urban location, there is also more competition for workers from other sectors. This was an issue that was brought up by plant managers in interviews, as well as trouble recruiting certain groups and more. To ameliorate some of these hurdles they have started using some promising practices, in particular integrating technology and working day to day with community agencies. Giving you relevant information, this report on the High River Region in Alberta supplies you with the full picture of their meat processing sector.

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