MIGRANT JUSTICE Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19

Resources and important messages for temporary foreign workers

Switch Health and self-testing

Switch Health is currently offering support in facilitating day-10 COVID-19 testing for Canadian operations employing temporary foreign workers.

April 23, 2021:  Step-by-Step Guide to the Day 8 Home-Kit COVID-19 TEST 
le 23 avril, 2021: Guide étape par étape du kit à domicile pour le Test COVID-19 du Jour 8 

COVID-19 at home collection kits (website)
COVID-19 kits de collecte à domicile (website)
En español: video | Instrucciones


Important messages

September 28, 2021: Border measures update
le 28 septembre, 2021: Mesures frontalières, une mise à jour

August 9, 2021: Easing of border measures
le 9 août, 2021: Assouplissement des mesures frontalières

June 2, 2021: TFW appointment bookings in Ontario via Telehealth or Mobile Rapid Testing Units
le 2 juin, 2021: TET prise de rendez-vous en Ontario via la télésanté ou des unités mobiles de dépistage rapide

April 14, 2021: Temporary public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for foreign nationals in Canada, outside of Quebec, with recent Canadian work experience in essential occupations

March 12, 2021: Requirement to stay in Government-authorized accommodation deferred
le 12 mars, 2021: L’exigence de rester dans des logements autorisé par le gouvernement est reportée 

February 2021: Message regarding the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
February 2021: Mensaje sobre el Programa de Trabajadores Extranjeros Temporales
February 2021: Message concernant le programme des travailleurs étrangers temporaires


Useful documents

FAQ: Requirements for TFWs Returning Home | ENGLISH | SPANISH | THAI |

(updated June 2021) Quarantine, testing and other COVID-19 measures for temporary foreign workers and employers | ENGLISH | SPANISH | FRENCH |

(April 15, 2021) Calling 911 when you need emergency health care | ENGLISH | SPANISH | TAGALOG |

(April 15, 2021) What to expect when calling 911 for a health emergency | ENGLISH | SPANISH | TAGALOG |

(updated March 2021) COVID-19: A Guide for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada | ENGLISH | FRENCH | SPANISH | TAGALOG | THAI |

Flying to Canada during COVID-19 | ENGLISH | HINDI | SPANISH |

Freedom of Movement | ENGLISH | FRENCH | SPANISH |

Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Workers | ENGLISH | FRENCH | SPANISH | MANDARIN

Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) for Newcomers | ENGLISH and FRENCH |

Your Rights Are Protected | ENGLISH | FRENCH | SPANISH |

Your Rights Under the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 | ARABIC |ENGLISH | FRENCH | HINDI | PORTUGUESE | PUNJABI | SIMPLIFIED CHINESE | SPANISH |TAGALOG | THAI | TRADITIONAL CHINESE | URDU |