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Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services is non-profit, federally incorporated in 1987 to facilitate and coordinate the processing of requests for foreign seasonal agricultural workers. Authorized by Human Resources Skills Development Canada, F.A.R.M.S. performs an administrative role to the Caribbean and Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program.

F.A.R.M.S. is a private sector run organization, governed by a Board of Directors, appointed from those commodity groups participating in the program.


Timeframe to Place a Request for Offshore Workers for 2016

F.A.R.M.S. - Requests Laboour Market Impact Assessement (LMIA) Applications for Seasonal Agricultural Workers to be placed a minimum of 12-14 weeks in advance of the arrival date.  Service Canada and the Canadian Immigration Posts abroad require much more time for processing.  Extra time is required to contact employers if there is any missing information.

Request to Arrive

01 to 31Jan - received by 20Sep15

01 to 28Feb - received by 10Oct15

01 to 31Mar - received by 15Nov15

01 to 30Apr - received by 23Dec15

01 to 31May -received by 01Feb16

01 to 30Jun - received by 01Apr16

01 to 31Jul - receeived by 01Apr16

01 to 31Aug - received  02May16

01 to 30Sep - received by 01Jun16

Your cooperation in meeting these deadline requirements will be of great assistance in fulfilling your labour requests.