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Government Committed To Allowing Temporary Foreign Workers To Enter Canada

With COVID-19 shutting down travel, the federal government has addressed the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

"We know how much we depend on these foreign workers for the agricultural sector. Today we have reassured the industry that we will find a way to let them come. We still have to develop the conditions under which they will come because our priority is still to make sure that we protect the health of Canadians," said Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau.

Bibeau noted that the non-essential travel ban and border closure with the U.S. will not impact livestock movement or commercial goods.

The prime minister also announced the COVID-19 economic response package Wednesday, which will provide support for Farm Credit Canada (FCC), similar to what other banks are receiving.

 

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