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Resources for seasonal agricultural workers

Orientation program

The orientation program for Mexican temporary workers employed in British Columbia under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) is a joint occupational health and safety initiative between WorkSafeBC and the government of Mexico. The program prepares seasonal workers to temporarily live and work in B.C. by teaching them about culture, language, climate, and health and safety rights and responsibilities. In 2012, the program was delivered in Mexico to 3,700 workers before they came to work in Canada.

Orientation Program Presenter's Guide

English version
Spanish version

Employer information sessions

Once a year, WorkSafeBC and the governments of British Columbia and Mexico offer an information session for SAWP employers to answer any questions they might have about the program. This session covers critical elements of SAWP and employer responsibilities under provincial legislation. The Consulate of Mexico contacts employers in the spring to invite them to the session. For more information, contact the Consulate.