The Government of Canada strives to ensure that Canadians have the first opportunity for all available jobs. The Government of Alberta works to ensure that Canadians and Albertans have first access to the jobs on Alberta pork farms.
In light of the recent COVID-19 epidemic, many Canadians and Albertans that have been working in the service industries have been recently laid off and are without employment. As an Albertan industry, we are asking you to make special efforts to reach out to unemployed Canadian citizens and permanent residents in your area affected by COVID-19 restrictions and offer employment.
Bringing these workers to the farm will require extra effort on your part to train them, but we believe many Canadian citizens and permanent residents, once introduced to the farming way of life, will find value in the industry. We hope the industry’s stability will act as an incentive and that new employees will remain within the agriculture industry after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.