My name is Baldeo and I’ve been coming to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago for 21 years. I’ve been on this vegetable farm for about 12 years. I arrive the first week of April and leave the first week of December.
I had some friends from Trinidad working in the farm program. I had done all types of agricultural work back home and I wanted the opportunity to travel and a way of upgrading myself. When I was back in school, my teacher would say “try and uplift yourself and here I am still.”
I do a little bit of everything. At different times of the year, we have different jobs – planting, picking stones, harvesting, driving equipment. I really love my job.
What do I like about Canada? From the places I’ve been, I like everything. The people are nice. The agriculture is great. I like it because I get to learn more stuff – new things, new horizons. I get to try different equipment and new technology.
When I’m home, I work six days a week for a guy who raises honey bees. I’ve been working for him since I was young. I work with the bees and help with the construction of hives. I like sports and I really love fishing.