male migrant worker smiling for camera while holding apples

George, Seasonal Agricultural Worker from Jamaica

I’m George and I’ve been coming from Jamaica for 22 years. I’ve always been working on this same farm.

Here, I drive the trucks, prune trees and pick apples. Back home, I grow vegetables like cabbage and tomatoes and raise some goats.

We still have that small farm. My wife Olga runs it when I’m here. We also have two kids and two grand kids. We talk every morning and every evening. She’s a very nice woman. We’re good partners. She’s always looked after the farm and kids when I worked here.

When I’m not working, I like to listen to music. Bob Marley’s my favourite.