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 […]

B.C.’s Joseph Richard Group seeks 200 new employees

Press Release With five restaurants opened over the past two years and the province’s restaurant industry struggling to find and retain workers, B.C.’s fastest growing restaurant group, Joseph Richard Group (JRG), will hold hiring fairs at each of its 16 restaurants across the Lower Mainland (See below) on Monday, with the goal of hiring 200 […]

Proceed without good employment counsel at your peril

By Jennifer Mathers McHenry Setting up and running a restaurant is risky, expensive and a heck of a lot of work. I can understand why restaurateurs, both new and experienced, want to avoid unnecessary costs. I can also understand why having an employment lawyer involved in your business when everything is running smoothly can seem […]