Male worker smiling for camera with raspberries

Meet Nahum, Seasonal Agricultural Worker from Mexico

My name is Nahum Vazquez Meneses. My job here is to harvest the raspberries and strawberries. It is my first year working here at this farm, but I have been in the agricultural workers program for 17 years. I have been in different regions of Canada including Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario.

I decided to come to Canada through this program because it was a very good opportunity that our government, in Mexico City, gave to me to be able to improve my economy and bring my family forward. I can move forward to provide for my children and earn a little more. I make more money here in Canada under this program, so we can have a different life.  A little more makes life easier in Mexico.

I have three children, two girls and a boy. In Mexico, I work in the fields harvesting corn, beans and strawberries. There is not work all the time, as they are seasonal jobs. This is why we have to seek work here in Canada because the work in Mexico is only for a short season.

I like the work, the places, there are very nice destinations to visit and most importantly there are very nice people. Our employers are very nice.

When we have spare time, we go to the shops to buy some clothes, prepare our favorite food at home, do some cleaning or have some fun with our coworkers. That is how we spend time during our day off.