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COVID-19 VACCINATION BEING OFFERED TO FARM WORKERS

Friday 09 April 2021 – Sending on behalf of OMAFRA RE: COVID-19 VACCINATION BEING OFFERED TO FARM WORKERS If you have questions about the vaccine clinic at Toronto Pearson airport you can reach out to OMAFRA for assistance at omafra.labour@ontario.ca The Ontario government is setting up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Toronto Pearson International Airport, […]

Posted on April 9, 2021 Read More

Preparing for Growing Season Again in the Midst of a Pandemic

Niagara in the Morning with Tim Denis – Interview with Ken Forth, President of F.A.R.M.S. To listen to the interview, please click here.  

Posted on March 10, 2021 Read More

Niagara Growers Honour F.A.R.M.S. & CanAg Travel Service

“Niagara Growers Honour F.A.R.M.S. & CanAg Travel Service for Pandemic Efforts” To read entire article please click here.   

Posted on March 10, 2021 Read More

Seasonal Workers Returning to Ontario Farms are Well Protected

“Seasonal Workers Returning to Ontario Farms are Well Protected” To read entire article please click here.

Posted on March 10, 2021 Read More

Workers Just Like All Others – December 9, 2020

“Temporary foreign workers are entitled to the same benefits and protections as any other worker in Ontario.” To read entire article, please click here.

Posted on January 5, 2021 Read More

Farmers being blamed unfairly for COVID-19 spread among workers

Click below for the opinion editorial by Ken Forth that’s appeared in the Toronto Star and other newspapers the last week of July 2020. The owner/operator of a broccoli farm in Lynden, Ontario, he is also president of Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services, the non-profit organization that administers the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program. To see entire […]

Posted on January 5, 2021 Read More

Protections And Benefits Provided To Workers Who Travel To Canada For SAWP

Protections And Benefits Provided To Workers Who Travel To Canada For The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) SAWP workers are provided 24-hour access to consular and/or liaison services while in Ontario should they need assistance navigating any issues or complications they may face while working here. Read the entire article here   Author: Enterprise Canada […]

Posted on December 10, 2020 Read More

Setting the Record Straight on Misconceptions over the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (April 4, 2019) – A labour program that was created more than 50 years ago to counter a chronic shortage of domestic seasonal farm workers is again helping Ontario farmers put fresh, local foods on the tables of Canadian families. The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) has provided Ontario fruit and vegetable growers […]

Posted on April 4, 2019 Read More

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Primary Agriculture Review ‘What We Heard’ Report

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program assists Canadian employers with filling their labour requirements when qualified Canadians and permanent residents are not available and ensures that temporary foreign workers are protected while in Canada. The Program is employer demand-driven and is an option for employers to address immediate skills and labour needs on a temporary […]

Posted on February 22, 2019 Read More