Jenn Pfenning of Pfenning's Organic Vegetables has found the help she needed to prepare her farmers better their English. Most of the workers that come to work at Pfennning’s come from Jamaica.
Marisa Moser, a Waterloo teacher took to social media asking for local teachers to provide their times in helping the farmers at Pfenning’s farm to strengthen their English language skills for when they need to take their immigration test in November. This comes after the federal government announced they would allow agricultural workers permanent residency through an application process.
She adds while they have received a great number of responses, they are still looking for more volunteers. Moser says the teachers will be provided with resources to help them with preparing these men take the test.
These workers play a huge role in the economy and the federal government is only taking 30,000 applicants.
Owner of Pfenning's Organic Vegetable Jenn Pfenning adds, she wants to make sure her farmers are ready to take the test when it comes time for them to apply.