CAHRC Supports Announcement of Temporary Foreign Worker Program Recognized Employer Pilot

August 9, 2023

August 9, Ottawa, ON Creation of new 36-month Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) validity period is a crucial step toward addressing labour shortages by simplifying the hiring process for repeat Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program employers.

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is pleased with the Government of Canada’s announcement of the new Temporary Foreign Worker Program Recognized Employer Pilot. This will reduce administrative barriers that had impacted Canada’s agriculture sector access to a reliable workforce that has the skills needed to support demands for Canadian agriculture product.

By extending LMIA validity for 36 months for eligible employers, the Government of Canada is addressing an important impediment to addressing labour shortages that have harmed the competitiveness of Canada’s agriculture sector. This pilot program is an important step toward ensuring that the sector remains one of Canada’s largest employers and continues to grow the Canadian economy. 

The pilot program further compliments CAHRC’s work through the Quality AgriWorkforce Management Program (QAMP). Through the development of this program, CAHRC has consistently heard from agriculture employers who are concerned that annual LMIA requirements represent an unnecessary administrative burden. This announcement aligns with CAHRC’s work through the QAMP that assists employers with navigating and streamlining the TFWP application process.


For more information contact:

Mélanie Fraxedas, Marketing and Communications Specialist
T: 647-338-1503

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is a national, non-profit organization focused on addressing human resource issues facing agricultural businesses across Canada. CAHRC works with industry leaders, governments and educational stakeholders, to research, develop and communicate solutions to the challenges in employment and skills development in primary agriculture.

The Council represents farming in all its forms: raising traditional and non-traditional livestock; producing, cultivating, growing, harvesting or collecting conventional and non-conventional agriculture commodities; and any practices performed as an integral part of an agricultural operation. For more information visit


For more information

Mélanie Fraxedas
Marketing and Communication Specialist