Canada/Agri-Integration, a source of vitality for our regions
Agri-Integration is a regional pilot project that aims to support the reception and integration of agricultural workers on the farm and in their living environment.
This project is based on the belief that successful integration leads to better retention. The project provides on-farm support for the integration of a farm worker, regardless of the candidate's profile. Depending on the needs, training videos can be produced free of charge and on-the-job learning programs can also be offered.
The worker will also be supported in his or her integration into the community. The worker will be welcomed by the municipality's reception officer and introduced to the municipality's services. Video clips presenting the services of the participating municipalities will be produced. Agri-Integration finances 75% of the production costs.
The municipalities of Saint-Samuel and Tingwick have already jumped on board the project. The Agri-Integration steering committee is looking for farms and municipalities that are welcoming or in the process of becoming so. The goal is three integrations per MRC.
Agri-Intégration is coordinated by the Centre d'emploi agricole of the Fédération de l'UPA du Centre-du-Québec and financed by the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation as part of the program Territoires : priorités bioalimentaires. For more information, contact Guylaine Martin, project coordinator, Centre d'emploi agricole Centre-du-Québec, tel. 819-519-5838 ext. 121, email@example.com.