Canadian Pork Council Chair Rick Bergmann gave his annual report last week at Manitoba Pork's AGM.
He commented on the labour situation.
"The recent announcement by the government in regards to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is welcome. It gives an opportunity for our sector to gain more influence in getting more labour into Canada from other parts of the world and that's an exciting thing because we've seen the success of the individuals that have come to Canada in the past and now we get an opportunity to expedite that as well as have more of these folks come in."
Last week the federal government announced changes to the TFWP which will allow more employees to be hired from abroad, and in some cases, the employees can stay longer.