NEW October 27, 2020

TFW Program Housing Consultation

On October 27, 2020, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the launch of consultations on proposed minimum requirements for employer-provided accommodations for the TFW Program.

These consultations have two components:

1)     Survey of housing currently provided to TFWsThe Government of Canada is undertaking an employer survey of temporary foreign worker accommodation arrangements currently used in the primary agriculture sector. Survey results will provide an understanding of current housing stock and will inform the development of new proposed federal accommodations requirements and how they would be implemented. Deadline to complete:  Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Click here to complete the survey

2)     Feedback on proposed minimum requirements for accommodations provided to TFWs. We are soliciting input from employers on proposed minimum requirements that would apply to the accommodations in which TFWs are housed.  To support you in sharing your views, please review the following documents:

We invite you to submit any written feedback by Tuesday, December 22, 2020 to  You are also encouraged to circulate these documents to interested parties who may want to participate in this consultation process.

Information about this consultation is publicly available on the Consulting with Canadians website:

We look forward to hearing from you on this important initiative.


The Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Employment and Social Development Canada