OFA provided comments to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) on proposals outlined in the Temporary Help Agency Consultation Document. OFA supports the notion of greater oversight within the temporary help agency sector to protect vulnerable workers from abuse and create a fair and balanced competitive environment. Workers from temporary help agencies constitute a vital source of labour in the agricultural sector, complimenting both regular employees and temporary foreign workers. OFA noted that implementation of any new government requirements must respect agricultural labour needs and not cause labour shortages or create unworkable barriers. OFA favours a phased in approach to applying a temporary help agency registry or licensing system. OFA also prefers a phased in approach to enforcement. Furthermore, OFA insists that any regulatory changes to temporary help agencies occur outside of peak demand for this labour in the agricultural sector. OFA also recommends that MLTSD actively communicate any new requirements to employers.