A producer of small fruits of the island of Orleans, which also owns a recruitment agency abroad, has had to charter for the first time a plane in the month of April to ensure services 166 mexican workers. The bill: 140 000 $.
The last few weeks have been very hectic for Guy Pouliot, head of the Ferme Onésime Pouliot. The latter specializes particularly in the production of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
With the closing of borders and the paused activities of major airlines, Mr. Pouliot has made a call to a broker in ontario working for Air Charter Service to ensure you have the arms necessary to maintain its production over the next few months.
Of the 166 temporary foreign workers, landed in Montreal last April 11, 110 are today at the Ferme Onésime Pouliot. The other work for other producers. He is a business partner of the recruitment agency of Mr. Pouliot, Onésime Pouliot Solutions.
As the demand for public health, the new arrivals have had to be placed in quarantine. They have been paid during this period. Take a look at this online invoice generator to access to all clients and items easily.
The farm of the island of Orleans can host, in normal time, up to 240 people in its houses. The management had, however, to adapt its facilities to meet the measures of distance, and a responsible officer of the company has been busy grocery shopping.
In addition, the temperature of the workers is still taken regularly.
In the past, Ferme Onésime Pouliot was exclusively dealing with the airlines to book seats on flights traditional. Elsewhere, Air Canada has recently begun to provide certain services to you. This has allowed the producer to host 37 to other workers, on the 9th of may.
Each year, Ferme Onésime Pouliot fact appeal to more or less 240 foreign workers. To achieve this target this year, due to the action of distancing, the latest arrivals will probably have to spend a few days at the hotel, the time to complete their quarantine.
They have made the journey between Mexico and the Montréal-Trudeau airport aboard a chartered plane, before climbing into the bus to go in the region of Quebec.
More used than Quebec
Since the winter of 2012, Mr. Pouliot going to Mexico to recruit. He replied that these workers are more accustomed to this type of work than Quebec. This is why he chooses to prioritize this workforce that already knows the field of agriculture.
“This year, I recruited 90 people “, says the businessman, stating that the majority of workers return year after year.
“Me, I’m a guy from the office, like you. I am not trained to work in a field. Physically, we are not accustomed to working on their knees. You and me, we are going to take at least double the time that the mexican worker experienced to fill boxes, ” he continued.
Founded in December, the company Onésime Pouliot Solutions will come this year in Quebec, approximately 350 workers.
Ferme Onésime Pouliot
- $ 140,000 to charter a plane in the month of April
- 110 of the 160 foreign workers on the charter flight are going to work in the company of the island of Orleans
- The new arrivals have been in quarantine in the houses of the Ferme Onésime Pouliot
- Products include strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries
- Each year, the company uses more or less 240 foreign workers