2022 Amendments to the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program Employment Contract with the Caribbean

Note: This document is intended to provide a summary of the amendments to the above-mentioned employment contract. All parties are encouraged to review the appropriate employment contract in its entirety to remain informed on applicable terms and requirements.

The following sections and clauses of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program Employment Contract with the Caribbean have been amended for the 2022 Season:

1.  Section II: Lodging, Meals and Rest Periods, Clause 6

This amendment increases the amount that can be deducted by employers for utility costs by 1.41% to $2.39 per day based on the CPI methodology. The increase is based on similar methodology used to update the utility deduction for the 2021 employment contracts. As of 2020, the CPI increases are based on 12 months rather than six.

2.  Section VIII: Travel and Reception Arrangements, Clause 5

The maximum airfare deductions were updated for the 2022 season. These deductions are updated each year based on the season’s provincial airfare costs.

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