AgriHR Toolkit, developed by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) through extensive consultations with producers across Canada, offers assistance every step of the way with guides, templates, resources and the critical questions that you need to ask and answer about your business. It offers tools that you can download and customize for your farm.
The Farm and Workforce Development program has partnered with CAHRC to be able to offer this tool to all NSFA members. Contact the NSFA office to receive your discount code! Get started with the AgriHR Toolkit!
The AgriHR toolkit has detailed information on workforce planning, hiring and retaining employees, and HR policies. As a member of the NSFA, you have access to the toolkit at no cost! Get in touch with our team at (902) 893-2293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your access code.
As labour is provincially regulated, we highly encourage all farmers to refer to the NS Labour Standards Code.
Just a reminder, labour is provincially regulated so we encourage farmers to refer to the NS Labour Standards Code to ensure provincial compliance. Specifically in relation to the “Health and Safety” section of the AgriHR Toolkit, we encourage farmers to use our robust “Guide to Your Farm Safety Plan.” (farmsafetyns.ca), which we guarantee meets the NS Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
The Nova Scotia Works Human Resources Toolkit was designed to provide information and resources to help employers in Nova Scotia.
Employers in Nova Scotia are facing increasing recruitment and retention challenges. Having the right resources to help navigate finding, keeping and motivating the right workers while developing their skills is critical in today’s marketplace. The Province of Nova Scotia provides resources and services to assist employers with finding, keeping and developing employees. The NS HR Toolkit provides practical guides and templates that you can download and use to help you find, keep and manage valued employees.
Employer Engagement Specialists
A team of Employer Engagement Specialists (EESs) who are dedicated to helping employers find, hire, develop and keep the talent they need for success is also available at no cost to Nova Scotia businesses.
Contact an Employer Engagement Specialist in your area to find out more about government programs and resources that are available, and the services that they can provide to help you with hiring, training and retaining your staff.