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Behind-the-scenes photos of Okanagan vineyards' Mexican migrant workers

Mexican migrants are here under a program that provides foreign workers for agricultural jobs that Canadians won't do - more than 3,000 a year in British Columbia alone, up sixfold since 2005

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Mexican Migrant worker Eliseo Sebastian Garrido picks gewürztraminer grapes at the Hidden Terrace vineyard in Okanagan, B.C., Oct. 3, 2011.

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Mexican migrant workers Ignacio Cervantes, Martin Espinoza, Ricardo Rosas and Carlos Arenas - who all work as apple pickers - stand outside the shack in which they live at an apple farm in Cawston, B.C.

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Mexican migrant workers play basketball at the Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars in Oliver Oct. 4, 2011.

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Mexican migrant workers Alfonso Galindo, left, and Javier Guzman stand in the doorway of the newly built home they live in while working at the Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars in Oliver Oct. 4, 2011.

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Mexican migrant worker Santos Apolonio Martinez-Santiago tips a bucket of gewürztraminer grapes into a bin at the Hidden Terrace vineyard in Okanagan Oct. 3, 2011.

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