The 2017 season of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) between Mexico and Canada concludes this month.
During this season, the program engaged a total of 25,344 Mexican temporary agricultural workers all over Canada. Of these, 11,219 were in Ontario and another 456 in Manitoba, working on 843 farms in the region dedicated to growing fruit and vegetables, and in greenhouses.
The three-way agreement of two governments, workers and employers, seeks to satisfy the agricultural labor demand in the short term and provide sustainability to the Canadian agricultural sector in the long term.
For 42 years, the SAWP offers to our nationals the opportunity to apply their knowledge and gain experience in the Canadian agricultural technologies, which some of them use in their own projects in their hometowns.