June 24, 2020 By Fruit and Vegetable
Seasonal fruit pickers arriving to work on B.C. farms are required to complete a COVID-19 awareness course.
The course is designed for workers coming from other provinces to work in B.C. and is administered online or in-person by AgSafeBC.
The successful completion of the course is required to be able to work in B.C. as a fruit picker or to reside in a B.C. campground site. Workers must complete the course in-person or online and keep proof to show employers. The course is available in English and French.
Workers can access the course online through the AgSafeBC COVID-19 resource page. Through the website, people can also request an in-person version of the presentation on the farm.
The COVID-19 resource page also provides links to French, Spanish, Punjabi and Vietnamese resources for B.C. employers.
NEW: COVID-19 Awareness Course for Fruit Pickers in BC
Successful completion of this course is a requirement to be able to work in BC as a fruit picker and to reside in a designated BC campground. Click here https://t.co/dwXwI44z7B #BCFruit #COVID19 #BCagriculture pic.twitter.com/tNikmjFOJs
— AgSafeBC (@AgSafeBC) June 23, 2020
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