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FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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.

NEWS


SAWP 2021 NEWS

ADVERTISING is now required for SAWP LMIA applications. Please advertise a minimum of 14 days within the last 3 months from when you submit your application.

HOUSING inspection reports, approved within the last 8 months are now required for 2021 SAWP LMIA applications.

OCTOBER 1, 2020 - ONTARIO MINIMUM WAGE RATE INCREASES TO $14.25/HR.

Kindly take note that Ontario employers are required to increase the minimum hourly rate from $14.18 to $14.25 per hour, effective October 1, 2020. This applies to seasonal agricultural workers under commodities that are currently paying $14.18.

As per the SAWP employment agreement, SAWP workers must be paid the provincial minimum wage or the wage rate determined annually by ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada), whichever is greater.

 

Future SAWP LMIA applications sent to F.A.R.M.S. must state $14.25/hr for workers who will start employment after October 1, 2020.

 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - F.A.R.M.S. is accepting 2021 SAWP LMIA applications for January/February/March as the first arrival date.

**FIRST POSSIBLE ARRIVAL DATE IS JANUARY 5, 2021.**

 


CANAG SOUTHBOUND TRAVEL

**  For Emergency Southbound Travel  **

If you need to book an emergency flight after hours please email canageflights@gmail.com

 

Workers are also required to fill out a form for COVID-19. If form not filled out workers will be denied boarding.

Mexican workers http://afac.hostingerapp.com

Jamaican workers  http://jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm