MIGRANT JUSTICE Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19

Resources and important messages for temporary foreign workers

Important messages

April 22, 2022: Easing of border measures
le 22 avril, 2022: Assouplissement des mesures frontalières

April 6, 2022: Necessities of life – income support and employer obligations
le 6 avril, 2022: Les nécessités de la vie – Renseignements sur les soutiens de revenus et obligations de l’employeur

April 4, 2022: Federal and provincial quarantine and isolation requirements
le 4 avril, 2022: Obligations fédérales et provinciales sur la quarantaine et l’isolement

March 17, 2022: Pre-entry test requirement
le 17 mars, 2022: Dépistage préalable à l’entrée

March 11, 2022: Pre-departure antigen test
le 11 mars, 2022: Test d’antigène avant le départ

January 28, 2022: Income support and employer obligations
le 28 janvier, 2022: Renseignements sur les soutiens de revenus et obligations de l’employeur

January 14, 2022: Arrival into Canada update
le 14 janvier, 2022: Mise à jour sur l’arrivée au Canada

December 23, 2021: Mandatory use of ArriveCAN to enter Canada
le 23 décembre, 2021: Utilisation obligatoire d’ArriveCAN pour entrer au Canada

December 1, 2021: Additional measures to address COVID-19 Omicron variant
le 1 décembre, 2021: Mesures additionnelles contre le variant Omicron

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


Useful documents

Agricultural Workers Tip Sheet | ENGLISH | FRENCH | SPANISH | TAGALOG | THAI

Reporting Abuse at Work (poster) | ENGLISH | SPANISH |

COVID-19 Employer Responsibilities 2022

COVID-19: A guide for temporary foreign workers travelling to Canada | ENGLISH | FRENCH | MANDARIN | SPANISH | TAGALOG | THAI |

Auditor General’s Report / Rapport de la vérificatrice générale

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 |

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 |


Switch Health and self-testing

You may be randomly selected for further COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Canada. Switch Health is currently offering support in facilitating tests at the aiport and day-10 COVID-19 testing for those selected. 

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


This project is funded by the Government of Canada.