Seasonal Worker Program
COVID-19: Impacts on the Seasonal Worker Program
There have been some important changes to the Seasonal Worker program that effect the upcoming year. Please read below.
BCAC and WALI are working with governments and industry partners to address the impacts of COVID-19 on B.C. agriculture and temporary foreign worker programs. The latest COVID-19 information from WALI is available on their website.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has created a checklist for the control of COVID-19 in agricultural facilities. This checklist is intended to help prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in agricultural settings. by laying out guidelines for quarantine, assessment and control plans.
Word of Caution for B.C. Employers
Please remember that some information included in updates from the federal government (e.g., Employment and Social Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) or national industry organizations regarding quarantine and COVID testing procedure may not apply in B.C. because of the provincial quarantine program. Please refer to the WALI website for links to the most current information applicable in our province.
RELEVANT INFORMATION- 2021 SEASON
SUBSCRIBE: Producers who employ or are expecting the arrival of temporary foreign workers through the SAWP and/or AgStream programs, please subscribe to the WALI Update email list to receive relevant COVID-19 updates and information. More COVID-19 resources are available on the WALI website.