How to grow mushrooms in Canada

Canada is one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural products. However, in this country today there are difficulties in finding workers despite the unemployment rate to 7.1 percent. Many Canadians do not want to take jobs related to manual labor and agriculture. The Canadian government will ratify the bill, according to which unskilled foreign workers can not be more than 10 percent of the labor force of the employer.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

The temporary foreign worker sorts mushrooms on a mushroom farm High-line.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

Temporary foreign workers are waiting in line in the cafeteria of the plant for processing of mushrooms on High-line farm.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

The transition to 10 percent is part of the “progressive strangulation of the livestock industry” in rural areas, said Ron Davidson, a representative of the Canadian Meat Council.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

The changes mean that some workers are forced to leave their jobs, although the pork processing plant in Alberta is only 70 percent of capacity.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

Despite the fact that the government may extend the period, employers should try to hire Canadian citizens, women and youth.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

High-line company lost 73 employees in the spring of last year, mainly due to changes in government regulations in 2011, according to which foreigners who work in Canada for four years, should then return home for at least four years.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

This meant that in the past year, many collectors of mushrooms, including 40 percent of workers on one farm in Ontario only, will head back to Jamaica, Guatemala and Honduras. Some of the harvest went to waste because there were not enough workers to harvest crops.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

“We’re only about a year learning the new employees, and now we know that they will be fired dolzhby. When someone works for you for four years, they become part of your family, “said Susan McBride – Director of the High-line staff.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

The gap between domestic workers and free jobs on Canadian farms was 59 000 positions in 2014, of which foreign workers have filled three-quarters. The gap will expand to 114,000 jobs in 2025 and is currently farms 1.5 billion. Dollars foregone sales and production.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

Man working on a mushroom farm High-line, of making the compost.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

Agricultural farmer from Saskatchewan Kenton Possberga has six workers from Europe and South Africa. According to him, many farms are already paying more than twice the minimum wage (at 10.50 dollars per hour) to its employees, but due to the remoteness of jobs, even the big salaries do not attract indigenous Canadians.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

“If we can not find workers in Canada, I do not understand why we need every year to hire new workers and new.”

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

Migrant workers working on a conveyor belt High-line Mushroom Farm.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

Tractor transporting the straw from which the soil will be made for the cultivation of mushrooms, mushroom factory farm High-line.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

Migrant workers working on a conveyor belt High-line Mushroom Farm.

How to grow mushrooms in Canada

Migrant workers working on a conveyor belt High-line Mushroom Farm.

Source – Widerimage.reuters.comTpi.it, Gombaforum.hu

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