SAWP Agricultural Commodity List and Salaries – Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program

The Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) enables certain nationalities to work in Canada. However, the program covers certain farm activities only. The following table shows the list of commodities and the estimated salary range in Ontario, Canada, for the SAWP work permits. Of course, you may click the links for official figures in all provinces.

Commodity Remarks Salary/hr
Apiary products Honey and other honeybee products $14.00-$16.02
Fruits and vegetables Includes production and onsite processing or canning the products $14.00
Mushrooms $14.00-$15.00
Flowers $14.00
Trees Only nursery-grown trees such as Christmas trees $14.00
Pedigreed canola seed Pure and true-to-type canola seed $15.00
Sod or turf Grass that you may transfer to another location to cover the ground $14.00
Tobacco $14.00
Bovine Cattle (e.g. to produce meet) $14.00-$15.54
Dairy Milk products $14.00-$15.90
Duck $14.00-$15.54
Horse $14.00-$15.54
Mink An animal from the otters family that farmers breed for their fur $14.00-$15.54
Poultry Domestic ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, and alike $14.00-$15.54
Sheep $14.00-$15.54
Swine Breeding pigs $14.00-$15.30


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