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Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services is non-profit, federally incorporated in 1987 to facilitate and coordinate the processing of requests for foreign seasonal agricultural workers. Authorized by Human Resources Skills Development Canada, F.A.R.M.S. performs an administrative role to the Caribbean and Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program.
F.A.R.M.S. is a private sector run organization, governed by a Board of Directors, appointed from those commodity groups participating in the program.
The 2017 SAWP LMIA information packages will be mailed to employers with workers who arrived in April 2016 by early November 2016.
Reminder - The Ontario provincial minimum wage rate will change effective October 1, 2016 from $11.25 to $11.40 per hour as per provincial legislation. Please ensure your 2017 LMIA application and all advertising reflect this change.
Proof of Advertising - F.A.R.M.S. recently emailed all employers regarding proof of advertising required by Service Canada. Please ensure that the copy of your second source of advertising has the date the ad was posted, and proof that the ad was posted for at least 14 days. For online ads, the print out date on the ad at least 14 days later than the posted date is acceptable. For store or bulletin board ads, a signed, dated attestation from a manager or employee at the store or organization must be included with the ad, verifying the date the ad was posted and confirming that the ad is still currently posted.