Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) - Mexican and Caribbean workers

For growers who demonstrate a shortage of workers (through advertising), temporary foreign workers from Mexico and the Caribbean are available.  A self-help information kit is available to BCFGA members, as well as a service ($50 for first worker and $10 per additional worker) for those growers who want additional help in filling out forms and follow-up with the government agencies.  Interested growers should contact Bunvir Nijjer at (250) 762-5226 ext. 4


The minimum SAWP wage for 2019 is $12.65 per hour plus 4% vacation pay. Please note the minimum wage is increasing to $13.85 per hour as of June 1, 2019.

Housing inspection form

Employment and Social Development Canada website

WorkSafe BC Website

Survey on the Migrant Worker Support Network

Forest Fire Information Bulletin for Agricultural Workers, July 2018

Special process to avoid Biometrics for 2019 - in English

Special process to avoid Biometrics for 2019 - in Spanish


Contact Us

Hours: 9am - 4pm weekdays.
880 Vaughan Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 7E4

t: 250-762-5226
f: 250-861-9089
e: [email protected]