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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.

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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. 

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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.

Coming fall 2021
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ThinkAG is the newest initiative by Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) and offers a collection of teaching resources and outreach tools that encourage students in grades 5-12 to explore and get curious about the myriad of career opportunities in agriculture and food. Whether you're a student, teacher or parent, thinkAG has a variety of resources available to discover the diverse world of agriculture and food careers.

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The agriculture industry has been a vital part of the Canadian economy since the country's beginning. There are many diverse career paths in agriculture for the next generation of workers that can help achieve the goals of food security and sustainability. 

Our newest issue of Nourishing Minds explores careers in agriculture because it is the future of our industry. As an industry that is always innovating and growing, opportunities for the next generation are vast and diverse. Bringing awareness to the many career paths available can help close the labour gap and provide job security to young adults looking for fulfilling work.

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Hungry to Learn More?

Visit our Careers Lab for resources, lesson plans, activities and more.