As part of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ) conference held on October 19, 2018 in Boucherville, Québec, respective presidents M. Michel Duval of OAQ and M. François Laliberté of Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec (OIFQ) signed an agreement that outlines the acts reserved for agroforestry. In Québec, there is a degree of […]
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OAQ – Signed agreement for acts reserved in agroforestry
Why choose agrology?
The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) has created a video that demonstrates the exciting careers available in agrology while promoting the profession to students and future agrologists. Check out the video!
BCIA approves membership in AAC and moves to new entrance requirement
The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) Provincial Council has approved membership in Agrologists Canada effective June 1, 2018. Mr. JP Ellson, Executive Director and Registrar of the BCIA, will be the AAC board delegate. Effective January 1, 2018, the BCIA initiated a new registration and entry to practice standard that includes the requirement for […]
Are agrologist salaries on the money?
This past winter the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) released a salary survey that pegs the overall average salary of Saskatchewan agrologists (not including bonus) at $84,629. Salary survey also examined if a gender pay gap exists in agriculture. For the first time in agriculture, though, this survey separated out pay by gender, and showed […]
A New and Modernized Act in Saskatchewan
The updated Act was officially gazetted by the Saskatchewan government, on Friday, January 19, 2018. View the Agrologists Act. The main amendments in the Act include: Updating the definition of “practice agrology” with new wording that encompasses environmental practice(s). Removing reference in the Act to “agricultural technologists” and the statement that they cannot practice independently. […]
Interprovincial Transfers to Alberta
To comply with the Canadian Free Trade and the New West Partnership agreements addressing labor mobility, the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) confirmed last August, that they will accept all professional agrologists registered from another province, who request membership in Alberta. Read the Signed Letter sent to all to Provincial Institutes. Should you have any […]
Enthusiasm from Rene Van Acker, P.Ag and Dean of OAC.
Jobs survey finds growing demand for agriculture graduates
A Food Policy for Canada – Agrologists have you say!
Federal government extends food policy discussions Citing a strong response from across the country, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay has extended the public consultations on a National Food Policy until August 31st 2017. Following a successful food policy summit held in Ottawa in June, the Government of Canada will be holding regional engagement sessions […]
Agricultural Excellence Conference
Agrologists of Canada, book early! Farm Management Canada (FMC) will host the Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx) in Ottawa, November 21-23, 2017. The Agricultural Excellence Conference is a one-of-a-kind event in Canada, focusing on bringing diverse industry experts and stakeholders together from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, advice, […]
Agrology – A contemporary and evolving profession
From soil and seed to water and weeds, Professional Agrologists (P.Ags) work collectively to ensure that Canadians continue to have a healthy environment to grow healthy food and build our economy. The following two articles on agrology practice demonstrate how agrology is a trendy and promising profession, that offers diverse opportunities. In Alberta and western […]