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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. - 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 31 Jan - Timeframe 03-10Oct
01 to 28 Feb - Timeframe 02-07Nov
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
CanAg Travel - NO BOXES OR EXCESS BAGGAGE will be permitted on southbound travel. There is no option to pay for a box or excess baggage at the airport. Please refer to baggage allowance on page 18 of the F.A.R.M.S. Information booklet or click on the CanAg Travel icon below to visit the baggage pages on the website.