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First dispatch of farm workers to Canada this week

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The first group of 300 seasonal farm workers from Jamaica will be travelling to Canada on January 4th and 5th, to take up employment opportunities under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP).

According to a release from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, they will be employed in greenhouse crop production, food processing, tobacco-planting, vegetable farming and fruit tree cultivation.

The ministry said that majority of workers will be deployed to the Ontario region of Canada, to areas such as: Leamington; West Lorne; Niagara-on-the-Lake; Brantford, Owen Sound and Woodstock.

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