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Mushroom farms face labour crisis

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Date

2019

Abstract

“We need more people working in agriculture in rural Canada.”Ryan Koeslag, executive vice-president of the Canadian Mushroom Growers’ Association, said this in a recent news release.

According to Koeslag, the labour shortage for Canadian agriculture is massive and growing. Mushroom farms in particular have a 20 per cent job vacancy rate.

“To grow food in rural Canada, we need to fill this labour gap, so we would like to see agriculture recognized as a priority in Canada’s immigration and Temporary Foreign Worker Program,” Koeslag said.

Newspaper title

Kingston Whig-Standard

Publisher

Postmedia News

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Economic sectors

General farm workers

Target groups

Public awareness

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Nova Scotia, and National relevance

Languages

English