B.C.’s agricultural sector short 6,000 to 8,000 jobs due to lack of foreign workers

June 2, 2020

British Columbia’s agricultural sector is 6,000 to 8,000 workers short of typical employment levels as the sector battles with concerns over COVID-19.

“We do know farmers and producers are scaling back some of their production to reflect the labour available to them,” Agriculture Minister Lana Popham said.

“We do see some adjustments coming from the agriculture industry. As we come to the bounty of our season we will see a deficit in our labour.”

The shortages mostly come from an inability to get temporary foreign workers into Canada during the pandemic.

Source: Global News