CAHRC Emerging Agriculture Labour Issues Update:

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) directorate that reports to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has begun a consultation for primary agriculture as part of the Federal Government's "Path Forward Plan for the TFWP".  The first meeting for Primary Agriculture which includes the Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program (SAWP) and the Agricultural Stream was held on Tuesday, April 19, 2017 to disucuss the parameters of the study.

To review the Federal Government documents related to the Path Forward Plan for the TFWP visit these links:

  • Government News Release: “Government of Canada strengthens Temporary Foreign Worker Program through Budget 2017”
  • Government Backgrounder: “The path forward plan for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program”