Reports out of British Columbia are pointing towards issues with delays in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). Applications are taking longer to process and work permits are back logged. Both of these factors are leading to delays in workers arriving in Canada.

  • There is a new application form to use for 2018. Only 2018 forms will be accepted. View the form.
  • You can request an update on the status of your application through Service Canada. Call 1-800-367-5693.
  • Effective January 1, 2018, new requirements will need to be followed to confirm that the housing provided to temporary foreign agricultural workers has been inspected, and that all conditions on the housing inspection report have been addressed prior to obtaining a decision.

For detailed updates visit, or visit the Government of Canada’s website for full program information.


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