Agri-Business Centre of Excellence (ACE) Feasibility Study

In order to address the potential skills gap in this sector, the Leamington  District Chamber of Commerce, funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is surveying employers to identify where there is the greatest need for skills and supporting training.  Please take seven to eight minutes to answer the following questions for your organization.  Your individual responses will remain confidential, as only aggregated data will be shared.

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of harvester or packer?

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* 1. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of harvester or packer?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 2. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 3. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 4. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 5. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 6. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of quality control/inspector?

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* 7. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of quality control/inspector?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 8. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 9. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 10. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 11. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of food safety or HACCP technician?

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* 12. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of food safety or HACCP technician?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 13. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 14. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 15. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 16. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 17. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of chemist/bio-chemist/grower/crop scout?

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* 18. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of chemist/bio-chemist/grower/crop scout?

If yes, how many openings now

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* 19. If yes, how many openings now

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 20. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 21. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 22. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 23. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of shipping/receiving clerk?

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* 24. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of shipping/receiving clerk?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 25. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 26. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 27. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 28. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 29. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of warehouse/operations manager?

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* 30. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of warehouse/operations manager?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 31. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 32. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 33. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 34. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 35. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of account/sales manager?

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* 36. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of account/sales manager?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 37. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 38. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 39. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 40. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 41. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of graphic designer?

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* 42. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of graphic designer?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 43. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 44. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 45. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 46. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

) On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 47. ) On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of computer programmer/IT support?

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* 48. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of computer programmer/IT support?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 49. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 50. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 51. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 52. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 53. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of logistics coordinator?

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* 54. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of logistics coordinator?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 55. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 56. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 57. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 58. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 59. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of maintenance technician?

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* 60. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of maintenance technician?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 61. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 62. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 63. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 64. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 65. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of automation/robotics technician?

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* 66. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of automation/robotics technician?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 67. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 68. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 69. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 70. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 71. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of electrician

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* 72. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of electrician

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 73. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 74. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 75. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 76. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 77. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of millwright?

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* 78. Do you currently have unfilled openings for the position of millwright?

If yes, how many openings now?

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* 79. If yes, how many openings now?

How many openings have you filled in the past year?

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* 80. How many openings have you filled in the past year?

How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

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* 81. How many openings do you anticipate filling for the coming year?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 82. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to FIND qualified candidates for these positions?

On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

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* 83. On a scale from one to five (where one is very easy and five is very difficult), how hard has it been to HIRE qualified candidates for these positions?

Approximately what percentage of your current hires are sourced from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?

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* 84. Approximately what percentage of your current hires are sourced from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?

Approximately what percentage of your current hires are sourced from the Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program?

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* 85. Approximately what percentage of your current hires are sourced from the Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program?

Approximately how much is your organization spending on employee development in the current fiscal year (including the cost of on-the-job training, in-house and external courses, and any tuition reimbursement)?

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* 86. Approximately how much is your organization spending on employee development in the current fiscal year (including the cost of on-the-job training, in-house and external courses, and any tuition reimbursement)?

Approximately how much is your organization budgeting for employee development in the coming year (including the cost of on-the-job training, in-house and external courses, and any tuition reimbursement)?

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* 87. Approximately how much is your organization budgeting for employee development in the coming year (including the cost of on-the-job training, in-house and external courses, and any tuition reimbursement)?

What are the first three digits of the postal code for your organization's main headquarters ?

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* 88. What are the first three digits of the postal code for your organization's main headquarters ?

Approximately how many people does your organization employee in all Ontario locations?

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* 89. Approximately how many people does your organization employee in all Ontario locations?

Any additional comments or concerns you wish to share

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* 90. Any additional comments or concerns you wish to share

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