NCFA News

NCFA advocacy win: Government of Canada strengthens Temporary Foreign Worker Program through Budget 2017

April 20, 2017

NCFA staff and consultants have worked diligently with Ministers in Ottawa to advocate for the continued delivery and improvement of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. NCFA presented to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities earlier in 2016. The Committee tabled its report — Temporary Foreign Worker Program — which outlined 21 recommendations, on September 19. The Government of Canada took early action to respond to the report by:

  • Eliminating the four-year cumulative duration “four-in, four-out” rule
  • Maintaining the cap on the proportion of low-wage temporary foreign workers at 20 percent for employers who accessed the Program prior to June 20, 2014
  • Committing to further develop pathways to permanent residency

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2017 Western Canada Feedlot Management School (WCFMS)

January 6, 2017

February 7-9, 2017
Moose Jaw, SK

Register and book your room now: contact the hotel  directly at (306) 693-7550
Our room block at the Heritage Inn is held until January 7 only – book early to avoid disappointment or higher room rates.

The theme for this year’s school is Putting Technology to Work! Between tours and speakers, anyone who is involved in backgrounding and finishing cattle will take away valuable lessons and contacts from this event. Attendees will hear from producers and experts in the fields of animal health, nutrition and feedlot management on how technology can be employed to improve your feeding operation. For the complete agenda and registration information see the attached brochure or visit www.saskcattle.com. Participants at this event love the mix of producer panels, expert speakers and tour/demo activities.

Don’t forget that if you can’t make it to Moose Jaw, you have the option to register as an online participant and watch the School from the comfort of your own office! Information presented at the school will apply to cattle feeding across Canada and North America, so if you live outside of Saskatchewan our online option allows you to take advantage of this excellent learning opportunity without the cost of travel!

*Please note – you need to register in advance in all cases (in person, or online participant).

 If you have any questions, please contact Leanne Thompson at the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association office (306) 969-2666 or office@saskcattle.com.

WCFMS is presented by the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association, the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.