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Government provides additional guidance for employers of temporary foreign workers

The federal government provided more guidance on April 5 around the requirements for employers of temporary foreign workers, clarifying compensation during the isolation period, airport travel, when work can begin, and more.

Ontario government creates online job portal to fill positions in agri-food sector

The Ontario government launched a new web portal to connect workers with employers looking to fill positions in the agri-food sector.

‘Our best guess’: WALI expects seasonal agricultural workers from Mexico by mid-April

The Western Agriculture Labour Initiative provided an update to B.C. employers who employ seasonal agricultural workers from Mexico stating that workers could arrive in Canada by mid-April, assuming a best case scenario.
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How to find good help and keep them around

It’s tough to find good help on the farm, and there isn’t a shortage of horror stories from growers thinking they’ve secured a good candidate and losing them to another farm, or another job completely. Mark Ferguson, business management specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, shares some tips for the recruiting and interviewing process. » Read more...

A snapshot of the organic wine industry and viticulture in Canada

Canada grew approximately 598 hectares of organic grapes in 2017, or about five per cent of Canada’s total grape crop. The Organic Council of Ontario breaks down what sets apart organic wine production, some misconceptions about organic wine, and what other sustainable practices Canadian vineyards are adding to their operations. » Read more...
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