Labour Department holds orientation for Saint Lucian seasonal farm workers

Labour Department holds orientation for Saint Lucian seasonal farm workers

(PRESS RELEASE) — More opportunities have been secured for Saint Lucians to gain employment under the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Farm Workers Programme.

The latest group of 52 workers are now all set to take up employment in Canada, following an orientation exercise held on July 8.

Organised by the Department of Labour, the orientation exposed the workers to what they should expect when they arrive in Canada, importance of team work and deportment and the basic do`s and don`ts.

In his address to the gathering Labour Minister Hon. Stephenson King encouraged the workers to be quality Ambassadors for Saint Lucia. According to Minister King, the performance of the individual workers may result in the creation of even more opportunities for Saint Lucia.

The group of 52 Saint Lucian men will leave the island on July 15, via special charter and will be employed on farms in various provinces for a maximum of eight months. All workers signed commitment contracts and will undergo two weeks’ mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

The Government of Saint Lucia thanks the Canadian Authorities, the Eastern Caribbean Liaison Office (ECLS), the Farm Owners and other partners for their commitment in making this opportunity possible.

— (Ministry of Infrastructure)


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