OFA provides comments to the Temporary Resident Policy and Programs Division regarding the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. OFA represents the interests of Ontario’s farm businesses and in that role, all farm workers both from Canada and abroad, should be treated with dignity and respect and be provided with a safe, fair, and rewarding work environment. OFA strongly supports continued access to foreign agricultural labour given there is a shortage of Canadian workers seeking agricultural employment. With partners in Ontario’s many agricultural commodity organizations and with the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Service (FARMS) to advocate for Ontario’s farm employers. Over the last several years, the number of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) has increased yet 16,000 unfilled job vacancies in Canada’s agricultural workforce remain. OFA’s key recommendations for the proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) include developing operational guidance, addressing the issue of reprisal separately, a grace period for new and young farmers, and a consideration for the mental wellbeing of Canada’s farmers.