Monday, January 15, 2018

Standards required for migrant worker housing

Farmers who hire and house temporary foreign workers will have to meet national standards for the housing they provide.

The federal government has announced that the housing must meet adequate, suitable and affordable housing as defined by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Farmers will have to prove the housing has been inspected within the eight-month period before workers arrive at the farm.

That’s both for housing on the farm and off the farm, such as in a motel.