September 1, 2019
At the end of March, the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) participated in a number of meetings with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC). Victor Santacruz, Anita Heuver and Leslie Sison travelled to Gatineau, Que., for two meetings.
The first was a Labour Market Impact (LMI) Advisory Group Meeting and forecasting update. CAHRC ran an LMI survey a number of years back, but it was time for an update. This survey has been in the works for over a year and is near completion. A national LMI report is expected to be released this August, providing a forecast of labour needs into 2029.
The second day was CAHRC’s Board Meeting and LMI Steering Committee Meeting. This was the last official meeting with CAHRC chair Mary Robinson, who ended her term in June. CAHRC has continued to grow and expand the research, speaking engagements and tools they offer.
During these meetings, Santacruz and Sison set up a private meeting with CAHRC. CNLA has committed to supporting CAHRC for the next three years and will retain its current status as a gold-level sponsor. CNLA is happy to announce there will be updated information for CNLA members regarding the HR Toolkit, which CNLA offered previously to provincial members at a discounted rate of $75.