Kingsley Cockett, a Jamaican temporary farm worker and Josh Oulton, a Canadian Farmer from Nova Scotia, real lives are miles apart.
But there is a common bond that brings them together!
Josh decided to visit Jamaica. His experience provided him with a better understanding of what life is like back home for his Jamaican workers who work for part of the year on his farm in Nova Scotia. He also took the time to lend a helping hand and for a short while he was walking in their shoes.
This story carried on CBC.ca recently illustrates the common bond that people from different background, share.
“It’s kind of neat to be transported from our life that we know in Canada to this life, and I see that difference.” Oulton says (in an interview with CBC).
For more details read the full story at CBC.ca
Oulton hires temporary foreign workers from the Caribbean country for eight months every year. Some have been coming to his farm in the Annapolis Valley for a decade.
Many of the Jamaicans hired by Oulton have their own farms back home and Oulton helps out during his visit. If yams need planting, Oulton grabs a shovel and gets to work. It’s a relationship the Canadian farmer is interested in cementing.
“Almost every person in our community [leaves to work],” noted Grant-Cockett. “All of the men travel, some to Canada, some to America, every lady we call ourselves the single ladies.”