Guidance which has been integrated in the Framework includes:
Medical Affidavit on Congregate Living Covid Risk (highlighted considerations for other similar arrangements eg. bunkhouses)
Medical Affidavit on Congregate Living Covid Risk in Prisons (full, including author CV).
Enforcement Questions Answered: April 21st, 2020:
MLTSD Temporary Foreign Agricultural Worker Initiative
May 2, 2020 Ontario Workplace Guidance:
ESDC- Compliance Inspections for Employers of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Information on new measures under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is available at:
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program has also posted new FAQs online. These FAQs provide new and updated guidance to employers regarding the payment of wages during the 14-day self-isolation period, and should be used by employers and stakeholders to complement the previous Guidance to Employers:
On March 31, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Health published the following guidance:
More recently, on April 1, 2020, a joint letter from Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, was published outlining the Government of Canada’s expectations of employers seeking to bring in temporary foreign workers to Canada:
On March 27, 2020, Employment and Social Development Canada published the following guidance:
On March 22, 2020, OHCOW produced a working document that identified some key areas of concern with the goal of contributing to early thinking and planning. This document was submitted to Employment and Social Development Canada as well as circulated to additional key stakeholders. It provides the basis for the Integrated Farm Covid-19 Safety Plan above.