$50 million subsidy to agriculture employers to help put in place the measures necessary to follow the mandatory 14-day isolation period required of all workers arriving from abroad

Date Announced:

April 13, 2020

Active Period:

Extended until November 30, 2020.


The Government of Canada granted an exemption for temporary foreign workers from the travel restrictions to Canada, along with other foreigners with student and work visas, provided they adhere to a strict 14-day isolation protocol upon arrival. The federal government will provide $1,500 for each temporary foreign worker, to employers or those working with them to ensure requirements are fully met. The funding is conditional on employers not violating the mandatory 14-day isolation protocols or any other public health order

Departments and Agencies:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Economic migrants | Temporary foreign workers


isolation protocol | travel restrictions

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