Manitoba’s agricultural industry continues to grow and diversify. Research is developing new technologies, requiring a more highly skilled workforce. Ensuring you can access a skilled and available workforce is critical to the sustainability and growth of your business in the primary agriculture and agri-food processing sectors. We are here to help you find the resources you need to succeed.

This page provides helpful resources and information for employers to help you grow your agricultural business with the best interests of your biggest investment in mind, your people.

Regulations and Employment Standards

The Regulations and Employment Standards assist both employers and employees to understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace. See the links below for more information:

Human Resources

Human resources (HR) is a term that means a lot more than just managing people. It includes managing full and part-time staff, summer students, contractors, board members and volunteers, as well as the guiding policies and practices that set them up for success. A strong and effective HR plan can provide a trusted and tailored framework for attracting and retaining people to do their best work. Satisfied employees are your best recruitment tool.

Best HR Practices


Workforce Development and Training

People are your biggest business investment. Providing opportunities for learning and growth in your organization will keep your team engaged and productive.

Summer Students and Co-op Programs

Hiring summer students or co-op interns can provide your business with seasonal employees, help young Manitobans to develop employment related skills, and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the workforce.

Immigration and Temporary Foreign Workers

Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) make up five per cent of total jobs in the agri-food sector. They are instrumental in Manitoba’s agricultural workforce. Newcomers and immigrants continue to contribute significantly to Manitoba's economy, labour market and social fabric. Immigration has gained in importance given the increase in labour shortages witnessed as economies emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how you can access programming to recruit TFW, newcomers and the immigrant population in Manitoba.

Programs and Incentives

There are programs and incentives that target both individuals and the business community. The goal is to create new opportunities for employment by supporting new businesses and helping existing business expand and remain sustainable.

Business Development Resources


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