Foodservice suffers biggest employment drop since pandemic’s first wave

The Canadian economy lost 200,000 jobs in January amid stricter public health rules put in place to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, according to Statistics Canada data. As the foodservice industry has come to expect over the last two years, it was hit hardest than most, The decrease marked the largest drop since […]

Foodservice employment reaches highest level since pre-pandemic

As provinces continue to further reopen their economies and indoor dining returned on a broad scale over the summer, hospitality and foodservice employment rebounded in August. The foodservice and accommodation sector recovered 74,600 jobs in August compared to July, causing overall employment in the sector to increase to 1,067,700 — its highest level since February […]

Restaurants key to restoring Canada’s pre-pandemic employment

It’s not just foodservice that has been suffering a labour shortage. Across numerous industries in Canada, employment levels remain down when compared to before the pandemic. Restaurants could be the key to restoring the balance. “Restaurants are key to bringing Canadians back to work, but precarious conditions over the past 18+ months have created unprecedented […]

Food and Beverage Ontario launches job program

Food and Beverage Ontario has launched CareersNOW!, a province-wide program that is designed to rapidly fill immediate job vacancies in the food and beverage processing sector and attract talent for the future. CareersNOW! will optimize Food and Beverage Ontario’s initiative Taste Your Future to profile careers and will also expand Frontline Food Facts to provide essential skills training […]

Foodservice jobs are being lost at almost double the rate of other industries

The data reveals that hospitality and foodservice jobs have been lost at nearly double the rate of those in other industries (62.1 per cent versus the national average of 36.5 per cent).

Ontario launches online portal to support agri-food sector

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced on April 4, 2020, a new web portal aimed at connecting workers with employers looking to fill positions in the agri-food sector, which continues to face unprecedented impacts due to COVID-19. This new tool, Ontario.ca/AgFoodJobs, will help match workers with essential jobs and training resources throughout […]