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Reduced processing times announced for temporary foreign workers

IRCC reduced work permit processing times from 10 weeks to 10 days to help recently unemployed temporary foreign workers start new jobs.

About 14 per cent less agricultural workers arrived in Canada than in 2019

Despite COVID-19 delays in 2020, Canada welcomed nearly 22,000 agricultural workers in Canada by the end of April, compared with about 25,500 at the end of April in 2019.

B.C. government provides $300,000 in funding to support e-commerce activities

B.C. producers can receive up to $5,000 in financial support to cover the costs of doing business online.
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Improving lines of communication with foreign workers

With the rapidly changing situation in agriculture due to COVID-19, good communication is essential. This 2019 article shares some communication conundrums with foreign workers that may arise when there is a language barrier or cultural differences. » Read more...
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Field Tech 

Curing labour pains with robotics

A Canadian-born start-up is working to create an autonomous vehicle capable of weeding vegetable crops. » Read more

Saving man hours with solo-user harvest carts

Until robotic harvesters become a reality, maximizing human efficiency to improve harvest quality is vital. » Read more

Assessing apps for use in the field

With new smartphone apps being developed every day, how can growers determine which one is best suited to their needs? » Read more