Program Updates


SAWP 2024 NEWS

Posted on December 12, 2023

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2024 –  ONTARIO SAWP WAGE is $16.71/HR (for most commodities). 2024 SAWP LMIA APPLICATIONS MUST STATE AT LEAST $16.71/HR (for most commodities). After January 1, 2024 you can check the Government of Canada website for updated wage rates 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. Wage rates will be updated after January 1, 2024.

December 12 – December 22, 2023  – F.A.R.M.S. will process SAWP LMIA applications received up to early December. LMIA applications with May 2024 as the first arrival date are due between January 2 – January 29, 2024. Service Canada will accept SAWP LMIA applications up to 6 months ahead of the first arrival date.

2024 Deadlines to Place SAWP LMIA Applications

EXPECTED WORKER ARRIVAL DATE SEND LMIA APPLICATION TO F.A.R.M.S.
January 1 to January 31, 2024 Between August 15 to September 15, 2023
February 1 to February 28, 2024 Between August 15 to September 29, 2023
March 1 to March 15, 2024 Between September 5 to September 29, 2023
March 16 to March 31, 2024 Between October 2 to October 31, 2023
April 1 to April 15, 2024 Between October 9 to November 3, 2023
April 16 to April 30, 2024 Between October 23 to November 10, 2023
May 1 to May 31, 2024 By January 29, 2024
June 1 to June 30, 2024 By February 26 , 2024
July 1 to July 31, 2024 By March 25, 2024
August 1 to August 31, 2024 By April 29, 2024
September 1 to September 30, 2024 By May 27, 2024

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Effective January 12, 2022 and until June 30, 2024, 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:

 

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. 2024 SAWP Employment Contracts will be available after January 1, 2024.

 

CanAg Travel – Mexico Southbound Baggage Guidelines English/Spanish please click here:

 

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 2024 SAWP LMIA applications (Direct Arrivals & Transfers).


CANAG SOUTHBOUND TRAVEL

Posted on September 21, 2021

September 2021 – *NEW* Mexico Southbound Baggage Guidelines English/Spanish – please click here:

**  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