Temporary Foreign Workers Program Information
The Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) allows Canadian employers to hire foreign nationals to fill temporary labour and skill shortages when qualified Canadian citizens or permanent residents are not available.
New requirements for TFW’s arriving in Canada
Noval Coronavirus (Covid 19)
Frequently asked question: Important changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program – https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/employer-compliance/covid-faq.html
Free access to the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council(CAHRC) Agri HR toolkit – COVID-19 COUPON
COVID-19 Handwashing Poster – English covid-19-handwashing-eng
COVID-19 Handwashing Poster – Spanish covid-19-handwashing-spa (1)
Covid Testing for TFW
· Saskatchewan’s position on testing for TFWs is likely the same as it is for the general public (i.e., if you have symptoms or meet one of the other criteria). They may meet the criteria of “anyone working outside the home.”
o TFWs are entitled to health benefits in Saskatchewan from the day that their work permit is valid. In this case, the government may cover the costs if the criteria for testing is met: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-information
· If employers are asking whether they should have their TFWs tested, please contact the 811 line or COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.