For information about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, what is expected from employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and frequently asked questions, visit Temporary Foreign Worker:

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/notice-covid-19.html

Some documents are also available in Spanish, as well as in French.

Use the confidential Government of Canada Tip Line (1-866-602-9448) if your employer is:

  • Forcing you to work during the initial quarantine period
  • Not paying you during the initial quarantine period
  • Not providing you with cleaning supplies during the initial quarantine period (applicable only if your employer is providing you with housing).
  • Interfering with the quarantine requirements (for example, preventing you from accessing groceries, etc.)
  • Housing workers in quarantine with workers who are not in quarantine
  • Not isolating and providing a worker who has signs/symptoms with a private bedroom and bathroom (applicable only if your employer is providing you with housing)
  • Preventing you from following the instructions of public health officials

You can also report your employer by using the multi-lingual Online Fraud Reporting Tool at this webpage:

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/fraud/report-online-fraud.html

You can also notify the RCMP, local law enforcement, and local health authorities.

Workplace health and safety offices

Call if you have been asked to do dangerous work, if conditions at your workplace are unsafe, or if you were injured or sick because of your work.

Federal Labour Program (call if you are in a federally regulated workplace): 1-800-641-4049

Province or TerritoryPhone number
British Columbia1-888-621-7233
Alberta1-866-415-8690
Saskatchewan1-800-567-7233
Manitoba1-855-957-7233
Ontario1-877-202-0008
Quebec1-844-838-0808
New Brunswick1-800-222-9775
Nova Scotia1-800-952-2687
Prince Edward Island1-800-237-5049
Newfoundland and Labrador1-800-563-5471
Yukon1-800-661-0443
Northwest Territories1-800-661-0792
Nunavut1-877-404-4407

Employment standards offices

Call if you are not being properly paid, if you are not being treated fairly at work, or if your employer is not respecting your contract.

Federal Labour Program (call if you are in a federally regulated workplace): 1-800-641-4049

Province or TerritoryPhone number
British Columbia1-833-236-3700
Alberta1-877-427-3731
Saskatchewan1-800-667-1783
Manitoba1-800-821-4307
Ontario1-800-531-5551
Quebec1-800-265-1414
New Brunswick1-888-452-2687
Nova Scotia1-888-315-0110
Prince Edward Island1-800-333-4362
Newfoundland and Labrador1-877-563-1063
Yukon1-800-661-0408, extension 5944
Northwest Territories1-888-700-5707
Nunavut1-877-806-8402

If you think you are being abused, or at risk of being abused by your employer, you may be eligible to apply for an open work permit for vulnerable workers by visiting these webpages:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada/permit/temporary/vulnerable-workers.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/campaigns/foreign-worker-rights.html