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COVID-19: A Guide for Temporary Foreign Workers in Ca​​nada

Please find below the “COVID-19: A Guide for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada" from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in the following languages:​

The themes covered include:

  • What TFWs should know before coming to Canada;
  • Rights and Responsibilities of TFWs during the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, including employer responsibilities and tips to maintain good mental health;
  • Rights and Responsibilities of TFWs during non-quarantine period, including how to access health care and health-related information;
  • Contact information for government authorities related to health care, TFW Program compliance, Employment Standards, and Occupational Health and Safety.

Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Workers - Multilingual Resource​​s

​​Migrant workers in Canada on employer-specific work permits who are experiencing abuse, or who are at risk of abuse, in the context of their employment in Canada may be eligible to receive an open work permit that is exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process, per section 207.1 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR).​

Click on the following link for more information: ​https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/te​mporary-residents/foreign-workers/vulnerable-workers.html

Multilingual video resources are also available on the IRCC YouTube channel in:


Ontario Huma​n Rights Code

​​​The Ontario Human Rights Code has developed a series of questions and answers for understanding your human rights and obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. These questions and answers cover the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, tenants and landlords, as well as residential institutions.

Please click on the following link for more information: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/news_centre/covid-19-and-ontario%E2%80%99s-human-rights-code-%E2%80%93-questions-and-answers-0​​