Connecting employers to workers
BCAC leads a labour committee that oversees the policies and issues related to human resources and skills development in the B.C. agriculture sector. In addition to addressing the need for finding local hires, the committee also works to assist employers who require temporary foreign workers (TFW) to fill the demand for labour.
STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
We believe that all workers operate in a safe environment and that their rights are respected and promoted.
BCAC LABOUR COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES
Rhonda Driediger, Chair
Pinder Dhaliwal, Vice-Chair Representing Tree Fruits
Len Smit Representing Nursery
Randy Sihota Representing Potato & Field Vegetables
Ken Denbok Representing Floriculture
David Mutz Representing Berries
Ravi Cheema Representing Greenhouse Vegetables
Chris Vanrietschoten Representing Poultry
David Nguyen Representing Mushrooms
John Kerkhoven Representing Dairy
INFORMATION ON TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS
BCAC, through a subsidiary company, Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI), works with employers and governments to enable employers to find adequate domestic workers and improve working conditions for temporary workers.
All information that directly relates to temporary foreign workers and the Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program, including housing inspections can be found on the WALI website.
GENERAL LABOUR NEWS & UPDATES
From time to time WALI provides updates to employers. A list of these updates can be found here.