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The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) is a non-profit grower organization for producers of 9 processing vegetable crops for the canning, freezing and pickling industry. We negotiate prices, terms and conditions of sale behalf of these growers.

Ontario Processing Vegetables

Click on a vegetable for more info about it's history, growing stats, nutrition and cooking tips.

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3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES: Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) Program is jointly administered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). IRCC recently announced exemptions to travel restrictions to facilitate entry of TFWs into Canada. Employers using all streams of the program are able to make arrangements for workers to enter Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html Further to the announcement of the exemptions to the travel restrictions, please find attached guidance for employers of temporary foreign workers regarding COVID-19. Please go to this link for information from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-information-for-industry/?id=1584732749543 Please go to this link for information from Immigration: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2020/03/canada-provides-update-on-exemptions-to-travel-restrictions-to-protect-canadians-and-support-the-economy.html

2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Wording Change to Reg 440 - re minimum annual tonnage calculation for tomatoes/carrots

OPVG has been advised that the Farm Products Marketing Commission has approved amendments to Regulation 440 that would update the minimum annual tonnage calculation formula for processing tomatoes and carrots. “Contracted” tonnage is now the proxy for calculating the minimum annual tonnage, in place of “purchased” tonnage.

2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Q&A From Technical Briefing on Jan 16 2020

Please see attached document with OPVG questions and the answers provided by Farm Product Marketing Commission. The Commission has indicated similar questions were combined and responses to the questions were provided where possible. Although FPMC wanted to provide as much clarification as possible, their responses should not be considered legal advice.

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Posted on Sept 1, 2019