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Health Card Services – OHIP Health Card Registration Process for Seasonal Agricultural Workers. ServiceOntario delivers health card registration services, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is responsible for the OHIP program and setting applicable OHIP legislation, policy and program requirements , as well as medical claims processing.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form

Health Protection and Promotion Act. And - it may be disclosed, as part of your provincial electronic health record, to health care providers who are providing care to you. The information will be stored in a health record system under the custody and control of the Ministry of Health.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet Version 4.0 – March 29, 2021 This document provides basic information only and is not intended to provide or take the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or legal advice. To date, the following COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in Canada by Health Canada:

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COVID-19 VACCINATION BEING OFFERED TO FARM WORKERS

Friday 09 April 2021 – Sending on behalf of OMAFRA RE: COVID-19 VACCINATION BEING OFFERED TO FARM WORKERS If you have questions about the vaccine clinic at Toronto Pearson airport you can reach out to OMAFRA for assistance at [email protected] The Ontario government is setting up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Toronto Pearson International Airport, […]

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for Canada

Health Canada is focusing on reviewing and approving COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible, while ensuring that they are well-studied and safe. Because there will be limited quantities at first, once a vaccine is approved for use, key populations will need to be prioritized. We expect to have a limited supply of just a few million doses in

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Setting the Record Straight on Misconceptions over the

Setting the Record Straight on Misconceptions over the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (April 4, 2019) – A labour program that was created more than 50 years ago to counter a chronic shortage of domestic seasonal farm workers is again helping Ontario farmers put fresh, local foods on the tables of Canadian families.

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After Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Do I still have to follow COVID-19 public health measures? • The vaccine is an additional way to protect yourself against COVID-19. After either dose of the COVID-19 vaccine you should continue to follow COVID-19 measures, such as wearing a mask, practising physical distancing and washing your hands.

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Information For New Employer

Please note: Employers must have housing approved by the municipal health unit and advertising posted for 14 days before F.A.R.M.S. can send the LMIA application to Simcoe Service Canada. Upon receipt of your application Service Canada will contact you directly to discuss your human resource planning, what efforts have been made towards the

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Quick Ref Q & A

Ministry of Health is required to provide testing to ensure the water is bacteriological safe and the housing unit is approved for the number of occupants that meet the cubic feet per individual guideline. The employer is required to maintain the property in good repair, provide the necessary facilities per number of individuals (stove, fridge

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Eastern Caribbean

Employers are also reminded to facilitate the processing of health cards upon arrival of each worker, in keeping with their obligation under the contract. Ill and Injured Workers Employers are asked to take note of their obligation to report to the Liaison Service within twenty-four (24) hours, any illness or injury sustained by the workers

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Seasonal Housing Inspections

You – the Employer is required to contact their local public health unit to arrange a time for inspection. No Seasonal Housing Inspection Last Season – Does this affect an order? Yes! You may place the LMIA application however until the Ministry of Health provides to F.A.R.M.S. a confirmation of the approved inspection from within the last

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths and Facts

The information on this fact sheet is from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health Ontario and the World Health Organization Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine is not safe because it was created quickly Fact: The virus that causes COVID-19 is not completely new; similar viruses such as SARS and MERS-CoV have been studied very well.

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

risk to your health. They usually disappear in about a day. These symptoms may occur after each dose of the vaccine. • Like all vaccines, there is a very small chance of a more serious side effect, like an allergic reaction, but this is rare. You will be asked to stay after the vaccination for 15-30 minutes so

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Program Related Costs

The extended health coverage for Mexican workers is paid by the worker. Employers are requested to deduct $1.05 per day seven (7) days a week from the workers pay. The insuring company is Great West Life Assurance Company and Cowan Group is the Broker.

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Cdn. gov’t halves funds to quarantine farm workers

Stephen Murdoch. (905) 346-1232. email. Health & Safety. Agricultural Stream Program. Seasonal Housing Inspections. CanAg Travel. Quick Ref Q & A.

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Ottawa Leaving Farms to cover full cost of worker

Health & Safety. Agricultural Stream Program. Seasonal Housing Inspections. CanAg Travel. Quick Ref Q & A. Latest Program Update. SAWP 2022 NEWS. ADVERTISING is now required for SAWP LMIA applications. Please advertise a minimum of 14 days within the last 3 …

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SAWP/Agricultural Stream Comparison

Medical coverage provided through provincial health schemes and private coverage taken out by source country. Workers are covered from first day. Employers are required to purchase comparable health coverage until employees are eligible for provincial health coverage (3 month waiting period).

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Administration & Processing

Health & Safety. Agricultural Stream Program. Seasonal Housing Inspections. CanAg Travel. Quick Ref Q & A. Latest Program Update. SAWP 2022 NEWS. ADVERTISING is now required for SAWP LMIA applications. Please advertise a minimum of 14 days within the last 3 …

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Seasonal Farm Worker Housing Guidelines

This document is intended to assist local public health and other agencies in assessing the suitability of housing intended for the housing of both domestic and SAWP (Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program) administered by F.A.R.M.S. (Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services) and NOC C&D

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Compliance Reviews

Proof of enrolment in provincial health & safety compensation organization (E.g. Ontario – WSIB) Documentation of all pesticide training (informal or formal) Mexico – proof of private health care coverage (Great West Life) Housing Inspection Reports and rental agreements if housing is not owned by employer

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CANAG SOUTHBOUND TRAVEL

CANAG SOUTHBOUND TRAVEL. September 2021 – *NEW* Mexico Southbound Baggage Guidelines English/Spanish – please click here: If you need to book an emergency flight after hours please email [email protected] Workers are also required to fill out a form for COVID-19. If form not filled out workers will be denied boarding.

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TRANSFERRING WORKERS

WHAT NEXT: • The employer receiving the workers on transfer MUST, and no later than ten (10) days of employment, provide F.A.R.M.S. with a copy of the SAWP Worker Transfer Confirmation form. It must contain the signature of both employers. If the transferred workers are from one of the four Caribbean countries the applicable Liaison office is

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2021 SAWP Checklist For Ontario

Call F.A.R.M.S. at 1-866-271-0862 to pay the administration fee of $45.00 + $5.85 H.S.T. for a total of $50.85 per worker for direct arrivals and transfers (Ontario Employers). Cancelled vacancies are non-refundable. Current documents (LMIA etc) can be found at www.farmsontario.ca. Fill all forms out completely, sign/witness/date where applicable.

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Preparing for Growing Season Again in the Midst of a

Health & Safety. Agricultural Stream Program. Seasonal Housing Inspections. CanAg Travel. Quick Ref Q & A. Latest Program Update. SAWP 2022 NEWS. ADVERTISING is now required for SAWP LMIA applications. Please advertise a minimum of 14 days within the last 3 …

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Protections And Benefits Provided To Workers Who Travel To

Protections And Benefits Provided To Workers Who Travel To Canada For The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) SAWP workers are provided 24-hour access to consular and/or liaison services while in Ontario should they need assistance navigating any issues or complications they may face while working here. Read the entire article here Author: Enterprise Canada […]

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Application Process

F.A.R.M.S. LMIA Process: The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application MUST be completed in full, signed and sent to F.A.R.M.S. either by email, fax or mail. The application goes through a clearance process and when complete with all attachments it is sent to Service Canada. F.A.R.M.S. is available to assist you with completing the

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Airport initiative boosts vaccination acceptance among

Health & Safety. Agricultural Stream Program. Seasonal Housing Inspections. CanAg Travel. Quick Ref Q & A. Latest Program Update. SAWP 2022 NEWS. ADVERTISING is now required for SAWP LMIA applications. Please advertise a minimum of 14 days within the last 3 …

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General Principles For SAWP

GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROGRAM. This program operates on a Canadian First basis, which means, all employment opportunities for seasonal agricultural work in Canada are first made available to qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents before recourse is made to the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP).

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Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency. It is important for the success of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, as well as for the workers, that all employers properly withhold the required amounts of income tax, CPP contributions, and EI premiums. For information regarding the Program, employers are requested to visit the Canada Revenue’s Agency

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Board Of Directors

Health & Safety. Agricultural Stream Program. Seasonal Housing Inspections. CanAg Travel. Quick Ref Q & A. Latest Program Update. SAWP 2022 NEWS. ADVERTISING is now required for SAWP LMIA applications. Please advertise a minimum of 14 days within the last 3 …

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Labour Representatives

Health & Safety. Agricultural Stream Program. Seasonal Housing Inspections. CanAg Travel. Quick Ref Q & A. Latest Program Update. SAWP 2022 NEWS. ADVERTISING is now required for SAWP LMIA applications. Please advertise a minimum of 14 days within the last 3 …

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F.A.R.M.S. Office

F.A.R.M.S. can be contacted by calling: Toll Free 1-866-271-0862 or 905-568-4500. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Agricultural Stream Program

Place order with Service Canada In Ontario please contact Service Canada Simcoe at: 1-800-367-5693. For all other provinces contact your local Service Canada office. Once completed, please forward the employment contract (PLEASE ENSURE it is completed and signed) via fax to F.A.R.M.S. – 905-568-4307 or via e-mail at [email protected]

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Program Updates Archives

2022 Deadlines to Place SAWP LMIA Applications. EXPECTED WORKER ARRIVAL DATE. SEND LMIA APPLICATION TO F.A.R.M.S. January 1 to January 31, 2022. Between August 16 to August 31, 2021. February 1 to February 28, 2022. Between August 16 to September 30, 2021. March 1 to March 15, 2022.

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Advertisement & Recruitment

Ads must be posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days during the 3 month period prior to submission of the LMIA application to Service Canada, however we suggest advertising at least 20-30 days before you submit the LMIA application to F.A.R.M.S. to allow enough time for online sites to post advertising – it is the employer’s responsibility

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Farmers being blamed unfairly for COVID-19 spread among

Farmers being blamed unfairly for COVID-19 spread among workers. Click below for the opinion editorial by Ken Forth that’s appeared in the Toronto Star and other newspapers the last week of July 2020. The owner/operator of a broccoli farm in Lynden, Ontario, he is also president of Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services, the non

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Lo que necesita saber sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19

• Salud Canadá/Health Canada ha revisado detenidamente las pruebas médicas disponibles y no se han identificado problemas de salud severo. La recopilación de Health Canada sobre las vacunas, al igual que más información relacionada con las vacunas de COVID-19 (en inglés y francés) puede encontrarse en: • Pfizer -BioNTech COVID 19 vaccine

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Ontario Agriculture Wage Rates

Piece work rate is a way of calculating pay that is based on the change of work an employee completes. Piece work rage must be set at a level so that the employee earns at minimum a hourly rate of no less than $14.39 which represents the SAWP wage between January 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021, at which time the rate may change according to provincial legislation.

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Primary Agriculture

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program assists Canadian employers with filling their labour requirements when qualified Canadians and permanent residents are not available and ensures that temporary foreign workers are protected while in Canada. The Program is employer demand-driven and is an option for employers to address immediate skills and labour needs on a temporary […]

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