The Canadian Press

2016-02-24 | Seasonal Workers

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Agriculture groups want the federal government to allow more producers to hire foreign seasonal employees to work on farms. The federal Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program already allows about 20,000 temporary foreign workers to be hired in Canada for up to eight months each year in specific industries such as the tobacco, livestock, fruit and vegetable sectors. Canadian Federation of Agriculture delegates have passed a resolution that calls on Ottawa to expand the program to include other commodities such as grain, oilseeds and maple syrup. Norm Hall, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, says the federation will make its case to the Liberal government later this year. (Delegates attending the federation's annual meeting also passed resolutions that call on Ottawa to allow foreign seasonal workers to come to Canada more often and to use more of them in their processing operations.)

Date: 2016-02-24
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << you know we're hoping that the minister and and the bureaucracy will will look on this favorably and and enact as much of it as as is possible >>