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Ont .,: Home and Worker Program

ont .,: We lost everything, according to Toronto Star. I have no home to go back to, said Benjimine Camrane Joseph, who arrived on a farm in Tillsonburg, Ont., in April, to help with planting and harvesting of cucumbers, asparagus and peppers. The Category 5 storm which also paralyzed Puerto Rico ripped through the Caribbean island in September, flattening homes, destroying infrastructure, cutting off power and telecommunications, and killing dozens of people. Read more Hurricane Maria survivor returns home to Ontario Article Continued Below However, like others in Canada's seasonal agricultural worker program, Joseph must return home when his eight-month work permit expires on Dec. 15, as stipulated by the labour contract between his government and that of Canada. With the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, Joseph said he cannot afford a break from work. The 27-year-old said he sends home three-quarters of the money he makes in Canada to support his wife, son, parents and five brothers. ( As reported in the news.