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Agriculture

A Guide to Employment Standards in Agriculture

This fact sheet provides an overview of the minimum standards that employers in the agriculture sector need to be aware of.

A Guide to Workplace Rights and Protections for Foreign Farm Workers in Manitoba, Canada

This fact sheet outlines the legal rights and protections ensured by the government of Manitoba for farm workers working in this province on a seasonal or temporary basis. The Manitoba government's Employment Standards office enforces these rights and protections and has prepared this guide to answer the most common questions about working on Manitoba farms.

This information applies to all foreign farm workers except where specific examples are provided.

The Government of Canada has additional requirements set out in your employment contract that you and your employer must follow while working in Canada.


Standards for employees in Climate-Controlled Facilities

On June 30, 2008 changes made to The Employment Standards Code regarding employees working in agriculture came into effect. Different standards apply depending on the type of employment. This fact sheet provides information regarding employees who work in a climate-controlled facility.


Standards for employees of Agricultural Service Providers

On June 30, 2008 changes made to The Employment Standards Code regarding employees working in agriculture came into effect. Different standards apply depending on the type of employment. This fact sheet provides information regarding employees who work for an employer who is an agriculture service provider.

Standards for employees working on a farm in the primary production of agricultural products.

On June 30, 2008, changes made to The Employment Standards Code regarding employees working in agriculture came into effect. Different standards apply depending on the type of employment. This fact sheet provides information regarding employees who work on a farm in the primary production of agricultural products.

 

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