Monday, March 30, 2020

Essential Service Letter Template: CSTA has created a new template letter for our member organizations that are travelling across borders for their business.  It outlines the fact that the nature of their work in agriculture is considered an essential service at this time. We encourage members to use this letter template as a starting point and adding their own company logo and details as needed.

Field Demonstrations Guidance Document: CSTA has also created a draft guidance document to support our members as field demonstrations begin. We are asking for member feedback on the attached draft, which outlines best practices to help keep staff and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.Please contact Claudio with your feedback.

TFW Update: The government recently announced exemptions to travel restrictions to facilitate entry of TFWs into Canada. Employers using all streams of the program are able to make arrangements for workers to enter Canada. For more information, please click here.  Further to the announcement of the exemptions to the travel restrictions, please find attached guidance for employers of temporary foreign workers regarding COVID-19.