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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 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 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.