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Seasonal Workers in Canada: A Farmer’s Perspective

Aug 08, 2019

Video: Seasonal Workers in Canada - A Farmer's Perspective

Fruit and vegetable farming is labour intensive and many Canadian farmers, like Murray, have difficulty finding workers to fill the numerous seasonal positions needed to help plant, manage, and harvest their crops. The Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Program (SAWP) brings workers from Mexico, Jamaica, and Eastern Caribbean countries to Canada to work on fruit and vegetable farms. In this video, you’ll hear how the SAWP benefits apple farmers, as well as the workers travelling to Canada to work on these farms.