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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 2020 LMIA APPLICATIONS

F.A.R.M.S. is now accepting LMIA applications for 2020 (MUST STATE JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH/APRIL AS THE FIRST ARRIVAL DATE).

DEADLINE TO PLACE A REQUEST FOR SEASONAL WORKERS:

REQUEST TO ARRIVE:

01 to 31 January 2020  - SEND TO F.A.R.M.S. BY 16 AUGUST 2019

01 to 28 February 2020  - SEND TO F.A.R.M.S. BY 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

01 to 15 March 2020  - SEND TO F.A.R.M.S. BY 27 SEPTEMBER 2019

16 to 31 March 2020  - SEND TO F.A.R.M.S. BY 11 OCTOBER 2019

01 to 15 April 2020 - SEND TO F.A.R.M.S. BY 08 NOVEMBER 2019

16 to 30 April 2020 - SEND TO F.A.R.M.S. BY 22 NOVEMBER 2019

 


IMPORTANT NEWS - 2019 LMIA APPLICATIONS

TRANSFER LMIA APPLICATIONS - Please send transfer applications at least 6-8 weeks ahead of expected transfer date.  Service Canada will take 15 business to approve on average. If you already have an approved LMIA for 2019, advertising is not required for transfer applications.

Please ensure copies of the required advertising is included. All ads must show proof of the 14 day duration.

Housing reports and water sample (for private water sources) must be submitted with LMIA application.  Housing must have been approved no longer than 8 months prior to the submission of the LMIA application to Service Canada.   F.A.R.M.S. may take 2-3 weeks to process the application at peak times of the season, please keep this in mind if housing will expire soon.

A copy of the SAWP employment contract no longer needs to be included with the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application. Employers are still required to have a copy of the contract on file, signed by both the employer and workers (after they arrive), in the event of an inspection.