A New Canadian biometric requirement is expected to impact Farm workers from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
According to a release from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (CSAWP) has an added the requirement from the Government of Canada.
Personnel from the Canadian Government are expected to be in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on March 25th, to gather bio-metric data from farm workers, in order to make the process less expensive and tedious for Vincentian farm workers.
In the new system, information is uploaded at the Labour Office in St. Vincent Grenadines for each farm worker. This is then sent to the Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago for processing.
The actual bio-metric process involves both finger printing and photographing for the Canadian Immigration system.