Chicken-catching is a job catching chicken in barns for processing. It is not a glamorous job. Some call it 3-d: “dirty, dusty and dangerous”. It is night work. Not many apply for these jobs locally.
The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council forecasts that “By 2025, the number of domestic workers available in this industry will decrease from 15,900 to 14,800, widening the labour gap to 1,100 workers.” Hence the increase in demand for temporary foreign worker chicken catchers.