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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.


F.A.R.M.S. 29th Annual General Membership Meeting

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the German Hall - 43 James Street, Delhi, ON

Meeting Time-9:30 am-12:00 noon

(followed by a cost-shared lunch)

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Please confirm your attendance by February 18, 2016 by contacting the F.A.R.M.S. office at 1-866-271-0862


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 31May -received by 01Feb16

01 to 30Jun - received by 01Mar16

01 to 31Jul - receeived by 01Apr16

01 to 31Aug - received  01May16

01 to 30Sep - received by 01Jun16

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