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Labour ministry to carry out preselection exercise for farm work programme

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 10:16 AM
Portfolio minister Shahine Robinson told members of Parliament on Tuesday that the exercise will involve preselection activities across the country over a four-week period.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has announced plans to carry out a preselection exercise for the Canadian and the United States farm work programme from June 26 to July 24, this year.

Portfolio minister Shahine Robinson told members of Parliament on Tuesday that the exercise will involve preselection activities across the country over a four-week period.

However, the ministry has indicated that persons who are interested in the programme should have farming experience to boost their chances of being selected.

She says 16,320 Jamaicans benefited from employment opportunities in Canada and the United States in the 2016/2017 financial year.

This compares with 14,844 Jamaicans for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.