Workforce development is the number one priority for Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry. Research has indicated that by 2025 the Ontario industry, or about 4,000 employers, will be short approximately 25,000 people. For an industry that is the number one manufacturing sector employer in Ontario providing jobs for over 125,000 individuals, the looming gap is serious.
Workforce Language Training Pilot
Strategy for Jobs and Recovery in Ontario in Ontario's Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector
With this initiative, Food and Beverage Ontario is delivering on four key projects:
Survey members on priority labour issues to shape future advocacy and program design.
Conduct an essential skilled trades pilot to identify issues around attracting and retaining skilled trades in the industry.
Build on the CareersNOW! and City of Brampton Regional Workforce Pilot with additional pilots in other regions particularly challenges with labour attraction and retention.
Host an Employer Workplace Development & Culture Webinar Series to educate and support Ontario businesses.