Step 2. Who is eligible
Eligible recipients are:
- Canadian employers directly involved in the farming, fish harvesting, and food production and processing sectors who have hired workers through the various streams of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and/or the International Mobility Program and whose workers were subject to the mandatory 14-day isolation period imposed under the Quarantine Act.
Eligible activities are of the following nature and type:
- wages and benefits of the temporary foreign workers during the mandatory 14-day isolation period
- off-site accommodations during the mandatory 14-day isolation period
- transportation to and from off-site accommodations required during the mandatory 14-day isolation period
- food or a food allowance during the mandatory 14-day isolation period
- health and safety supplies such as gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant cleaners and soaps required for the mandatory 14-day isolation period
- cost of the pre-boarding COVID-19 test as required in support of the Quarantine Act
- other incremental costs directly associated to the 14-day mandatory isolation period imposed on temporary foreign workers under the Quarantine Act
All eligible activities under the 14-Day Isolation Period Stream must be associated with TFWs who arrive between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021 and must take place between January 1, 2021 and September 14, 2021, and within the timeframe specified for pre-entry testing requirements and the mandatory 14-day isolation period imposed under the Quarantine Act.
Employers must comply with the mandatory 14-day isolation protocols, any other public health order and the regulations of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and/or the International Mobility Program for the duration of the 14-day isolation period. Employers must also comply with regulations concerning wages and other employment conditions of the program or stream they hired their temporary foreign workers through (for example, Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, Temporary Foreign Worker Program) during the mandatory 14-day isolation period.
Should Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada become aware of an employer breaching any part of those requirements, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the funding. Any amounts already paid to the recipient will become repayable debts to the Crown.