Jobs still available on farms, industry groups say

Western Canadian Wheat Growers executive director Dave Quist said food security is of the “upmost importance” in the current COVID-19-induced shutdown. “The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are supportive of hiring Canadians whenever and wherever possible,” he said in an email to iPolitics, though added that grain farmers require many trained skills for technical equipment, horticulture expertise [...]

Temporary foreign workers exempt from Canada’s travel ban

Farms’ TFW needs include over 1,400 “specifically for oilseed and grain farming,” the Western Canadian Wheat Growers said in a separate statement Wednesday. “All the same self-isolation measures should continue to be in place for any TFW coming into the country, similar to any Canadian that is returning to Canada,” WCWG Saskatchewan director Kenton Possberg [...]