Our projects focus on delivering solutions to labour market challenges and opportunities. Outcomes of our work, such as the Food Skills Library and the Canadian Food Processors Institute, are solving immediate human resources and workforce development issues.
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Futureproofing the Food and Beverage Processing Workforce
An exciting new project in Atlantic Canada to address evolving skills demands through specialized training for employees, and mentorship for participants on developing a culture of continuous learning in the workplace. This project will also provide an important testing ground for the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing industry’s Learning and Recognition Framework and its success in guiding training and career development.
Professionalizing the Canadian Food and Beverage Industry
Professionalizing the Canadian Food and Beverage Industry has been a flagship program of FPSC since 2017. This project has set the blueprint for development of the National Occupational Standards, Essential Skills and Language Benchmarks. We have committed to certification of skills and learning outcomes for hundreds of course subjects. We have also developed a Learning & Recognition Framework which provides a clear learning pathway and the skills required. For those that want to better understand the framework and how it fits with other models around the world, the Learning & Recognition Framework Report is available.
Canadian food and beverage manufacturers are a top employer in the country but by 2025, the industry will experience a shortage up to 65,000 people. The intersection between business and people has never been so important. That's why FPSC provides the most accurate and current labour market information for the sector – meat, seafood, dairy, bakery and other categories – so that together, we can start planning for tomorrow.
Succeeding at Work is a new, fully funded workforce development program offering two training streams for maximum benefit to industry. Job seekers have access to 4.5 weeks of targeted training and connections to employers, and businesses have access to a custom program offering their employees education and upskilling while on the job.
The Food Safety Management Training Program offers skilled individuals, that have applied for permanent residency, the skills and knowledge necessary to transfer into a successful Canadian career. This program prepares new Canadians for a new career in food safety.
Raising the Standards led the way to the development of competency-based national occupational standards for the industry. And as part of a broader human resources strategy being implemented, FPSC has developed 20+ occupational standards, 13 essential skills and job descriptions, occupation-specific certification program model and a pan-Canadian accreditation model.