Looking for a career with a great lifestyle? The Alberta swine industry offers many unique opportunities to pursue new dynamic and growth oriented careers. Today’s pork farms give you the chance to work in a rewarding, safe and animal welfare friendly environment while using the latest technology.
Careers in Alberta’s Swine Industry
Need help to post a job advertisement on Alberta Pork’s career webpage?
Send the following position details to firstname.lastname@example.org
- position title
- number of available positions
- job responsibilities, skills and experience needed, training
- wage rate, benefits, housing and transportation if applicable
- number of openings and farm location(s)
- farm information, website
- employment type (full-time, part-time, temporary)
- contact details (name, address, email, phone)
Hiring Canadians First
The Government of Canada strives to ensure that Canadians have the first opportunity for all available jobs. Both Governments along with industry want to ensure that Canadians and Albertans have first access to the jobs on Alberta pork farms. Every effort should be made to ensure the priority in a recruitment drives is to hire Canadians and permanent residents. This must include exploring all avenues including potential workers from all walks of life and backgrounds
All efforts should be made to ensure your vacant job is first advertised on the Canada Job Bank.
Agricultural Youth Green Job Initiative and Alberta Summer Farm Employment Program
Helps fund internships for post-secondary graduates and high school students working in the agriculture industry. These internships would include activities or projects that benefit the environment.
Funded and administered by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The Summer Farm Employment Program’s primary objective is to provide opportunities for full-time farm work experience for young people.
For help in applying to either of these programs, contact Charlotte Shipp at 780-491-3528
Hiring Foreign Workers
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a Canadian program available for use by qualifying employers. The Temporary Foreign Worker program was designed as a “temporary” program primarily put in place to fill immediate and/or urgent labour needs. Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) enable employers to source skills and people they require to fill vacant jobs and where Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not readily available. In addition, foreign workers often bring new skills and new knowledge to help Canada’s economy grow.
It is crucial that employers access the most recent details regarding the TFW program streams and the various directives to identify what the best fit is for their businesses’ human resource strategy. Employers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the program on the ESDC website site and regularly update themselves with the latest requirements and changes.
To support producers through this process, Alberta Pork has contracted immigration consultant Martine Varekamp-Bos, Immigration Care. We will cover up to 30% of the cost of all LMIA and WP applications completed through Immigration Care.
For support in utilizing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, please contact:
Key documentation and links with up-to-date info can be found in our Resource Centre.