Temporary Foreign Workers Program

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.

SAWP Users please contact Vacation World ASAP regarding return flights for workers.  SAWP Return Flights

New requirements for TFW’s arriving in Canada

Special Compliance Inspections during the COVID-19 Pandemic (1)

Inspections spéciales de conformité pendant la pandémie COVID-19 (2)

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.