Who We Are
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.
3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
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.See All News
February 14 | 12:00am
Photo Contest now closed!
Thank you to all those who entered photos in the OPVG 2nd Annual Photo Contest. The contest is now closed. Look for details of the winners and their photos coming soon!
March 05 | 12:00am
Tomato Day 2020
Tomato Day in District 1 will be held on March 5, 2020 at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham. Click here for details....See All Events
Posted on Sept 1, 2019