Need help with  your employment situation, dealing with goverment agencies, health care and transportation? – We can help!
El Faro volunteers provide informal classes in conversational english. Join us for classes in Keremeos and Cawston

Community

Join the community – El Faro hosts a number of events and opportunities to connect with other migrant workers and also local residents. 

Introducing the El Faro Service Society for Migrant Workers.

Every year hundreds of migrant workers travel to Canada from Mexico, Central and even South America to work in the fields and processing plants of the South Okanagan Valley area of British Columbia, Canada. These workers leave their families for anywhere from 2  to 8 months. When coming to Canada workers are exposed to a new culture and a language few are fluent in, making even everyday tasks more challenging.

Our dedicated volunteers have been providing support services to the migrant workers in the South Okanagan Valley for many years. Services include: English classes, transportation, translation services, help with taxes and other important documentation.

On Nov 5, 2014 the El Faro Service Society for Migrant Workers was incorporated under the Society Act of BC. We look forward to continuing to help make migrant workers welcome in Canada and ease some of the transitions they face.

Support Services

  • English as a second language classes
  • Help with working and living conditions
  • Translation services (medical/ dental appointments, employer conferences, Information sessions)
  • Provide help with the setting up and cancellation of phone and internet services
  • Provide assistance with completing documentation such as filing Canadian taxes
  • Arrange transportation for medical / dental appointments, meetings with government and legal representatives and more.
  • Learn more about the programs and services we offer

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