Twenty-two Vincentians hoping to be part of the Canadian migrant farm workers’ programme are now better equipped to perform their duties once accepted.
The training included several workshops on ethics, conflict resolution and group dynamics, among other topics. Also included was a session on the Canadian migrant farm workers’ programme legal contract and practicals at the Orange Hill Biotechnology Institute.
Training officer at the Labour Department Ademola Williams said that training is recurring for all potential farm workers, but the most recent classes were a bit different than the others as they added several new dimensions.
Currently over 325 Vincentians are employed on farms throughout Canada. In 2019, Vincentians working with the Canadian migrant farm workers’ programme sent home EC$12.9 million in remittances.