Tag: Solutions

  • Published: 28 November 2022

    Securing Canada’s Fish and Seafood Workforce – Final Report

    In this in depth report, the issues that are facing Atlantic Canada’s fish and seafood sector come to the surface, while also exploring various ways to work through these concerns. For example, in 2017, 1,800 job vacancies in the fish and seafood sector went unfilled due to the lack of available workers in regions where processing plants are located, and an additional 2,500 workers will be needed over the next five years to replace retirees (7,500 by 2030). This technical report summarizes the main findings and conclusions from various components of an extensive labour market information study undertaken in 2017- 2018. Highlighting specific challenges the industry is facing like labour shortages, direct issues from a lack of HR support and a decreasing supply of lower-skilled production-level workers. While also shedding light on possible solutions for these concerns by giving suggestions like regional solutions, creating ties with educational institutions and Indigenous People or findings ways for governments and employers to work together. These are innovative recommendations for near term, medium term and even long term to help address many issues that the Atlantic Canada’s fish and seafood sector are facing.