The Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Inc. was initially formed on April 28, 1983 to deal with a specific and immediate immigration issue. In fact it has become an expert on the H-2 program and has successfully guaranteed future access to the United States market through the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Act and NAFTA. However, ACCHI quickly evolved to do much more.
Our purpose has been to promote Custom Harvesting at all opportunities. ACCHI promotes and improves communication and understanding with farmers, the public at large, equipment dealers, manufacturers and all levels of government. We actively inform members of issues affecting their business and acts on their behalf in an organized manner.
ACCHI has proven to be an excellent forum for working with major equipment manufacturers. It has established itself as the go to for insurance, workers compensation, training programs, highway transportation issues and communication with our American counterpart, the U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc. ACCHI remains a clearing house for information, forms and procedures for dealing with Immigration and Customs. The Association awards scholarships annually to young students pursuing post secondary education. Our annual conventions bring together
harvesters and industry representatives as well as government representatives from both the U.S and Canada to work towards improving the business of Custom Harvesting.