ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Nov 2020

Canada will ease the entry of foreign laborers into Canada when needed to work in the seed corn, oil seed, grains and maple syrup industries by expanding the National Commodity List to include these three sectors for the 2021 season.

 

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Inception date: 01 Jan 2021 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2021

Labour market access

On November 27, 2020 the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion announced a step that will ease the entry of foreign laborers into Canada when needed to work in the seed corn, oil seed, grains and maple syrup industries. The government did so by expanding the National Commodity List (NCL) to include these three sectors for the 2021 season. This expansion will allow farmers who cultivate or make these products to seek the help of foreign workers through the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). The NCL helps determine eligibility and pay within the Primary Agricultural Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. Access to the SAWP and the Agricultural Stream is limited to employers hiring workers for the specified commodities on the NCL.

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