The Government of Canada announced new measures regarding temporary foreign workers

Date Announced:

March 17, 2021

Active Period:

February 22, 2021 extended to March 21, 2021.


As of February 22, 2021, all air travelers, including TFWs, are required to take a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival in Canada while at the airport, and later in their 14- day Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine period. The requirement for travelers to Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine in a Government-Authorized Accommodation (GAA) while they wait for the results of their arrival COVID-19 test was deferred for certain TFWs, including those with work visas in the agriculture, agri-food, and fish and seafood sectors, until March 14, 2021. This deferral has been extended to March 21, 2021.

Departments and Agencies:

Economic and Social Development Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Temporary foreign workers


Government-Authorized Accommodation (GAA)

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