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Worker shortage called Canada’s new normal

Most farmers and managers in Canada’s agri-food sector already know that something has changed in the labour market.

To stay in business, producers are using temporary foreign workers from the Philippines, hiring seasonal help from Australia and providing housing or a truck to keep employees around.

Such creative solutions for the labour shortage will not be temporary, said the former governor of the Bank of Canada.

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