CIMM - Outbreaks, Enforcement, Protections and Safety for Migrant Workers

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Key messages

Supplementary messages

Outbreaks and affected temporary foreign workers

Report that foreign nationals without valid work permits (undocumented) are among employees on affected farms

Mexico Pause

Federal actions to support on-farm practices related to COVID-19

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Funding

Employer Compliance and Worker Protection

Inspections during COVID-19

June 8 Report: “Unheeded Warnings”

Government Supports for Vulnerable Workers

Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Workers

IRCC-Funded Supports to Permanent Residents Affected by Outbreaks



Supporting facts and figures


Working with Provinces and Territories to strengthen public health measures

Community transmission after the 14-day mandatory quarantine period   

Housing Requirements for Temporary Foreign Workers

Summary of Active Outbreaks on Farm Based on Media Reports as of June 4, 2020
Province Region Positive
Greenhill Green Houses Chatham-Kent 102
Lakeside Produce Windsor-Essex 11, including 1 death
Double Diamond Farms Leamington 25
Scotlynn Sweetpac Growers Inc. Norfolk County


Farm owner brought workers from Mexico to the farm in May and they completed a 14-day isolation period, but 25 days later the first positive case occurred.

5 workers were hospitalized (2 in ICU). The farm has temporarily closed.

Ontario plants propagation St. Thomas 21 (only aware of one individual being hospitalized)
Woodside Kingsville 3, including 1 death

Note: Information presented in the table does not guarantee completeness, accuracy or currency. Data is the best available at this point-in-time through the review of media reports.

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