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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.
Please be advised that the 2014 SAWP wage rate as determined by Employment and Social Development Canada has been changed. Please click link below for more information:
F.A.R.M.S. - Requests LMO applications for Offshore Workers under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program are to be sent to our office by mail or fax on or before the scheduled timeframes in the chart below.
You will note we are requesting applications be placed earlier than previous years. This is due to Immigration aboad implementing an extra step in the processing procedures abroad, particularly in Jamaica and Mexico.
It is important that your application is completed entirely, signed and witnessed where necessary.
Request to Arrive
01 to 15 Mar - Timeframe 03-06Dec
16 to 31 Mar - Timeframe 02-16Jan
01 to 30 Apr - Timeframe 17-31Jan
Any date requested after 30April - Suggested timeframe is 12 to 14 weeks lead time prior to arrival