Bring your agriculture CAREER TO LIFE
What is your future? Do you dream of owning your own business? Maybe you are the creative type, eager to make your mark with graphic design? Or perhaps you get excited by the idea of a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)? Would you be surprised to learn that all of those (and more!) are career options within the agri-food sector? Careers in agriculture and food are incredibly diverse…
and they aren’t all on the farm.
The agriculture and food sector is at the leading edge of research and innovation to address global challenges. There are endless opportunities which will allow you to make a difference: feed the growing population, protect the environment, care for animals, or helping people.
Ag for Life is Growing Careers in the Agriculture Sector!
1 in 8 jobs in Canada are in the agri-food sector
The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) predicts 50,000 agriculture and food jobs will have to be filled in the next few years
4 jobs exist for every Alberta Agriculture College graduate with a bachelor’s degree
A future in agriculture is promising, and our See Yourself in Agriculture programs and initiatives are a great place to learn about the opportunities.
From Communications, Engineering and Economics, to Food and Animal Sciences - the possibilities are endless when it comes to career opportunities in the ag-sector.
Ag for Life's See Yourself In Agriculture program is an excellent opportunity to help students make-real world connections and learn about future career pathways in the agri-food sector.
Each event features a variety of agriculture industry representatives who run hands-on stations related to agriculture, food and careers. Students, organized in groups, will rotate between each station every 10-12 minutes to learn about agriculture and food through a fun
and interactive way.
A national career exploration website.
Registration is now OPEN
genAG is a unique career exploration program for high school students. In groups, students will compete in provincial marketing competitions for a chance to win prizes and be profiled on the AITC Canada website, Ag for Life website and social media!
Teachers committing their classes to this program will have student groups develop and implement a creative marketing idea that promotes ag-sector careers to students in their school. Groups will create and submit their genAG marketing presentations that showcase the evolution of their marketing ideas, and how these ideas came to be. The top 3 groups in each province will advance to the Provincial Final.
If you have any questions, please contact our Agriculture Education Manager at
Registration is now CLOSED
A program designed to empower, connect and inspire a network of young women.
The goal is to reach young urban and rural women of all backgrounds with an interest in agriculture and food production as a potential career pathway. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and distinguished professionals, as they explore the topics of physical and mental wellness, brand building, personal development, entrepreneurialism and how to effectively network and make meaningful connections for personal success.