Meet some workers

Meet some of the women and men who travel from their home countries to work on Canadian farms, and the farmers who employ them.

Gary Dickson

Meet Gary Dickson. 21 years ago, Marshall Schuyler, from Norfolk County, ON, recruited him to work on his farm. With the money he made as an international farm worker, Gary put his two kids through school. Those kids are now grown up and have kids of their own...

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Felena Pereira

Meet Felena Pereira. She’s a single mom from Trinidad and Tobago. At first, she wasn’t able to find a job because she is a woman. But Schuyler Farms, in Norfolk County, gave her a chance. In fact, the farm is still the only farm in Ontario to hire female workers from Trinidad and Tobago...

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Joseph Hackett

When Joseph Hackett first came to Canada as an international farm worker in 2004, he only intended it as a one-time job. But owner Charles Stevens and his family at Wilmot Orchards made him feel so much at home that he has been coming back every year since.

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