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dc.contributor.advisorWalker, Ryanen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHackett, Paulen_US
dc.creatorPoirier, Alexis Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-15T23:15:16Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:45:01Z
dc.date.available2011-09-29T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:45:01Z
dc.date.created2010-06en_US
dc.date.issued2010-06en_US
dc.date.submittedJune 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-07152010-231516en_US
dc.description.abstractLabour-intensive agricultural industries in Canada, and most recently in Saskatchewan, have become reliant on a foreign labour source as a means of ensuring survival within the structure of the global agricultural economy as domestic sources have declined or become too expensive. This study considers Anthony Giddens’ structuration theory in the examination of the hiring practices of producers operating within the apiary sector in Saskatchewan (1984). I argue that the inability of Saskatchewan apiarists to attract and retain an adequately sized and reliable labour force has caused producers to seek temporary foreign workers. In-depth interviews with producers were conducted in order to determine their reasons for shifting their recruiting and retention efforts to include foreign labour. Qualitative analysis of these interview data suggests that Saskatchewan producers have concluded that their only option is to take advantage of the opportunity to source labour from outside of the Canadian market.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectLabouren_US
dc.subjectAgencyen_US
dc.subjectMobilityen_US
dc.subjectApiaryen_US
dc.titleProducer agency in decisions to hire foreign labour in the Saskatchewan apiary sectoren_US
thesis.degree.departmentGeographyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGunn, Jillen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMartz, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHesseln, Hayleyen_US


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