New report calls Canada’s alternative protein industry ‘hotbed of innovation and key country to do business in’
Game Changers is the first report to compile Canada’s extensive activity in alternative protein development in one place.
Agricultural Biotechnology (Ag Biotech) focuses on developing and commercializing innovations and tools related to agricultural plants or animals for the purpose of increasing yields, production efficiencies and/or impacts and/or improving nutritional profiles.
Ag Biotech companies work in the areas of plant genomics, precision agriculture health treatments for animals, and health food & ingredients.
World population is growing, and the demand for food and intelligent agriculture are just two of the key global challenges facing us today.
Canada wide, each year between 2022 and 2026, there will be a shortage of about 1,100 individuals to fill jobs requiring agriculture degrees.
There is an increasing demand for highly educated and skilled workers to keep up with advances in Ag Biotech related sciences and engineering.
Drones, robots, AI, apps, GIS, and GPS systems are some related innovative technologies.
Careers vary from Crop Engineer, Agronomist, Entomology, Farm Equipment Operators and more. There are a wide range of jobs in Ag Biotech industries.
Canada has 270,000 workers in agriculture industries, including 55,000 temporary foreign workers. The primary sector grew by 4.5% in real terms from November 2019 to November 2020. Agriculture accounted for 2.1% of total gross domestic products in November 2020 and is a strong driver of economic activity in rural areas. In a rapidly growing industry, more qualified workers are needed. (Source: Statistics Canada)
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Are you starting your career, or looking to upgrade your knowledge and skills? Here is a list of courses and programs available at colleges and universities in Manitoba.
Financial Aid & Awards | Registrar's Office
Click here for a variety of scholarships and bursaries for students in full-time programs.
The Prairie Research Kitchen brings together a unique blend of food science and culinary arts to support food processors and food services providers through research and development, technical services, and training.
Awards and Financial Aid Office
The RRC Polytech's Awards and Financial Aid Office provides a number of support services for students, including information on financial assistance programs available to Manitoba students. Click here for more.
The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences develops people and ideas in support of providing food, bio-resources and services that benefit our society, the environment, and the agri-food sector.
Awards and Financial Aid
The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences offers numerous awards, bursaries and prizes to students enrolled in the programs offered by the faculty. Learn more
Wage subsidy programs are available to assist with hiring co-op students. Click here for more details.
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