Who are the Migrant Workers?

These are people hired through the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). The participating countries are the following:

  • Anguilla

  • Antigua and Barbuda

  • Barbados

  • Dominica

  • Grenada

  • Jamaica

  • Mexico

  • Montserrat

  • St. Kitts-Nevis

  • St. Lucia

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Trinidad and Tobago

More information about the SAWP here at Government of Canada website.

Migrant Farm Workers are roughly 38,000 temporary foreign agricultural workers who work in Canada each year, majority in Ontario. They are young or middle-aged men from developing countries; small proportion are women. Most have low levels of education and literacy, generally do not speak English unless it is their first language. They work from 6 to 7 days a week, 8 to 12 hours a day and can increase substantially during the peak season. They often lack sufficient breaks, health and safety training, and personal protective equipment.

Community Services for Migrant Workers

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