OFA provides comments to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada regarding the National Agricultural Labour Strategy Consultation. OFA is pleased Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is moving forward to develop a National Agricultural Labour Strategy to address the persistent and chronic labour shortages in farming and food processing. Addressing our labour issues is a key component to unlocking the potential growth of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sectors, while ensuring the long-term strength and resilience of our Canadian food supply chain. With partners, in April 2022, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) launched a National Workforce Strategy for Agriculture and Food and Beverage Manufacturing. This Strategic Plan has been framed around five key pillars: perceptions and industry awareness; people and workplace culture; immigration and foreign workers; skills development; and automation and technology. It is currently in the process of engaging industry expertise through five working groups to finalize short, medium, and long-term goals and objectives to address both urgent labour shortages and systemic workforce challenges. OFA supports the National Workforce Strategy for Agriculture and Food and Beverage Manufacturing developed by CAHRC.