SAWP 2023 NEWS
NEW – SAWP E.A. Annex – Please click on FORMS at the top of this page to access the SAWP E.A. Annex.
2023 SAWP Employment Contracts: Click on FORMS at the top of this page to access the contracts. For more information on the SAWP contracts and amendments for 2023 please click here and scroll down to SAWP Contract.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023 – CURRENT ONTARIO SAWP WAGE is $15.83/HR (for most commodities). 2023 LMIA APPLICATIONS MUST STATE AT LEAST $15.83/HR (for most commodities). Please see more information here.
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.
AG STREAM WAGE RATES – Please click here for more information.
IMPORTANT UPDATE! Effective January 12, 2022 and until June 30, 2023, Employment and Social Development Canada will suspend minimum advertising requirements for employers applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire temporary foreign workers in primary agriculture. Employers are expected to continue efforts to recruit Canadians and permanent residents. However, employers will not be required to meet TFWP minimum advertising requirements or submit proof with their LMIA application. Please see more information here:
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PLEASE CLICK ON MEDIA CENTRE FOR NEWS ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS RELATED TO THE PROGRAM.
HOUSING inspection reports, approved within the last 8 months are required for 2023 SAWP LMIA applications (Direct Arrivals & Transfers)
January 2023 – F.A.R.M.S. is now accepting 2023 SAWP LMIA applications with July & August as the first arrival date. Service Canada will accept SAWP LMIA applications up to 6 months ahead of the first arrival date.
2023 Deadlines to Place SAWP LMIA Applications
|EXPECTED WORKER ARRIVAL DATE||SEND LMIA APPLICATION TO F.A.R.M.S.|
|January 1 to January 31, 2023||Between August 1 to August 31, 2022|
|February 1 to February 28, 2023||Between August 1 to September 15, 2022|
|March 1 to March 15, 2023||Between September 1 to September 30, 2022|
|March 16 to March 31, 2023||Between October 3 to October 31, 2022|
|April 1 to April 15, 2023||Between October 10 to November 4, 2022|
|April 16 to April 30, 2023||Between October 10 to November 4, 2022|
|May 1 to May 31, 2023||By February 1, 2023|
|June 1 to June 30, 2023||By March 1, 2023|
|July 1 to July 31, 2023||By April 1, 2023|
|August 1 to August 31, 2023||By May 3, 2023|
|September 1 to September 30, 2023||By June 1, 2023|