Tag: Sector: Meat

  • 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 – 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 – 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.

  • Published: 29 November 2022

    Regional Spotlight – Saint-Esprit, QC

    An analytical view into the meat processing sector spotlighting the Saint-Esprit Region in Quebec, near Montreal. To get a full understanding of the region, the report starts with an overview of the region with information on the geographic location and population. There is currently an insufficient labour force to meet the demands of the meat processing sector, especially facing strong coemption from other industries. In interviews with plant mangers, they reported some issues with recruitment, especially with the proximity to a large city, and retention. To combat these challenges, they implemented welcoming strategies such as offering a slew of benefits and loyalty advisors to help with engagement at work. Giving you relevant information, this report on the Saint-Esprit Region in Quebec supplies you with the full picture of their fish and seafood processing sector.

  • Published: 12 October 2022

    Logistics – Taking the Pathway

    When looking at what next steps your career will carry you on, it can sometimes be a little unclear, with Taking the Pathway each of those steps can be defined for you. This Taking the Pathway provides practical information about the career paths available for logistics workers in the food and beverage processing industry. Detailing what skills and education one would need to go from entry level positions like a Package handler all the way to an executive leadership position. There is also some key information about the 4 steps in food processing logistics, like steps and the range competencies for each step. This document would be great if you are just starting out in the industry and want to find your footing, or you’ve been in the industry for a while and want to figure out your next steps. Also check out the rest of our Taking the Pathway series to find similar relevant information for other positions.

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