Canadian Seafood Industry Welcomes Jamaican Workers


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

The Jamaican Ministry of Labor and Social Security has sent 19 female workers to the Canadian seafood industry as part of a new government initiative to include more women in the Canadian labor market.

The women, ages 21 to 39, will be packaging seafood for domestic and export purposes at Cape Bald Packers in New Brunswick.

According to Pearnel Charles, labor and social security minister, the women have been advised that they are breaking ground in a special area of employment in Canada. Liaison services are in place to provide protection and support for social and cultural adjustment and the women have been urged to use the services of the ministry to report any difficulties.

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