TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS
Helping producers meet critical labour needs
There are four programs through which an employer can hire a temporary foreign worker (TFW) in Canada. Each program has specific criteria that must be met. Temporary foreign workers help BC producers meet their labour needs during peak agricultural periods when Canadian workers and permanent residents are not available. The Government of Canada sets the rules and requirements for Canadian employers wanting to access foreign workers. WALI works primarily with the Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program and to a lesser degree, the Agricultural (Ag) Stream. Detailed information on program requirements and how to apply for workers can be found on the Government of Canada's website, here.
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP)
Agricultural Stream (AgStream)
Learn more about SAWP here.
Learn more about the Agricultural Stream here.
Stream for Low-Wage Positions
Learn more about the Stream for Low-Wage Positions here.
Learn more about the Stream for High-Wage Positions here.