Stay informed in order to efficiently recruit workers for seasonal employment
Various laws outline employment conditions within an agricultural business or other entreprise. Here, we mention two main laws to which employers must conform. However, this section in no means pretends to cover the entire subject of dealing with the labour force.
As an employer in Quebec, you are subject to the Quebec Labour Standards law which encompasses work conditions within your cranberry operation. This law prescribes the duration of the work, minimum wage, annual vacation and holidays, break times and employee absence.
To see the law in its entirety
To visit the Quebec Commission for Work Standards, Equity, Health and Safety (CNESST) website
Quebec Commission for Work Standards, Equity, Health and Safety (CNESST)
As operator of a cranberry operation in Quebec with at least one employee, full time or not, including independent contractors considered as workers, you must register with the CNESST as an employer.
For more information concerning the CNESST
Are you looking for seasonal employees?
Here are a few organizations who may be able to help:
A.R.I.M.É inc. / Valéria Voyages inc.
2013 route Kennedy
Saint-Isidore, Quebec G0S 2S0
Contact Person: Martin Méthot
Contact Person: Valéria Haedo
905 rue du Marché-Central, suite 100
Montréal, Quebec H4N 1K2
Agricultural Employment Centre / Centre d’emploi agricole de la Fédération de l’UPA du Centre-du-Québec
1940 rue des Pins
Nicolet, Quebec J3T 1Z9
Contact Person: Marie-Pierre Lemire, CRHA, human resources advisor
Phone: 819-519-5838, ext. 177
Contact Person: Maxime Sauvageau, CRHA, human resources advisor
Phone: 819-519-5838, ext. 178
Other organizations also offer employee recruitment services. At the present time, however, we were unable to identify other reliable sources.