HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Agri-Food Workforce Development Series

TOPIC DATE AND TIME Register
Session #1: RECAP: Agri-Food Workforce Development Series (Sessions 1-3) Tuesday, January 23, 2024
9:30am – 10:30pm
Register for Recap Session #1
Session #2: RECAP: Agri-Food Workforce Development Series (Sessions 4-5) Wednesday, January 24, 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register for Recap Session #2

Agri-Food Workforce Development Series RECAP: Employment Services 101

Agri-Food Workforce Development Series RECAP: Diversifying Retention

Jobseekers

  • Join an upcoming information session to learn more about the Agri-food sector and the in-demand employment opportunities currently available.
  • Register for a GPS for Your Career – the free career navigation platform that can show you the various job pathways for life-long careers in Agri-food
  • Contact [email protected] if you are interested in receiving 1:1 ongoing employment support in the Agri-food sector.

Employment Service Providers

  • Join an upcoming information session to learn more about the Agri-food sector, in-demand employment opportunities and to include the sector in your career exploration conversation with job seekers.
  • Market the Expanding Job Entry Pathways in Agri-food initiative to jobseekers, prospective employers and other relevant stakeholders.

Agri-food Employers

  • Participate as an Exhibitor in an upcoming Farm to Fork Career Fairs to drive jobseeker interest in Agri-food careers – from farm to fork.
  • Schedule a meeting to discuss how your business can receive FREE recruitment, training and retention support including:
    • Receiving up to $10,000 per employee for professional development;
    • Provincial funding up to $5,000 for hiring new talent;
    • A $1000 signing bonus for new apprenticeships;
    • FREE Candidate screening and interview support;
  • Share the Expanding Job Entry Pathways in Agri-food to employers and associations within your network in need of support filling labour gaps.

Reach out to our Projects team via email ([email protected]) to participate in the Expanding Job Entry Pathways in Agri-food.

Agri-Food Workforce Development Series

TOPIC DATE AND TIME Register
Session #1: Introduction to First Work: Ontario’s Youth Employment and Workforce Development Network Thursday, November 9, 2023
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Register for Session 1
Session #2: Employment Ontario: Access Incentives & Supports for Your Business Thursday, November 16, 2023
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Register for Session 2
Session #3: The Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Upskill employees & Train New Hires Thursday, November 23, 2023
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Register for Session 3
Session #4: Creating Equitable Change in the Agri-food Sector Thursday, November 30, 2023
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Register for Session 4
Session #5: Agri-Food Business Recruitment and Retention Best Practices Thursday, December 7, 2023
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Register for Session 5

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.