The 3-Day Hotel Quarantine Stream ended August 8, 2021. Applications for the 2021 program year were accepted until 6:00 p.m. EST August 31, 2021 for temporary foreign workers arrivals up until August 8, 2021.
There is currently a high volume of applications and claims submitted to the program. Processing of applications and claims is currently underway and processing times are currently longer than the published service standards.
Important changes have been made to the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program (MISTFWP):
The Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program (MISTFWP) is a $142-million program to help with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food supply in Canada by assisting the farming, fish harvesting, and food production and processing sectors.
The program will assist Canadian employers with some of the incremental costs associated with the mandatory 14-day isolation period as well as costs associated with the 3-day hotel quarantine imposed under the Quarantine Act on temporary foreign workers upon entering into Canada.
The MISTFWP offers support under two separate streams
The 3-Day Hotel Quarantine Stream will assist Canadian employers with some of the incremental costs specifically associated with the mandatory quarantine period at a government-authorized facility imposed under the Quarantine Act on temporary foreign workers upon entering Canada, when travel directly via private transportation from their point of entry to employer-provided accommodation for their mandatory 14-day isolation period cannot be provided.
Under this stream, the program will provide a maximum non-repayable contribution amount of up to $2,000 for each temporary foreign worker until the program ends on August 8, 2021.
Should an applicant receive assistance from a provincial or territorial government to help cover these costs, or the maximum contribution amount exceed their incremental costs per employee, the total contribution may be reduced.
Applications for the 2021 program year will be accepted until 6:00 p.m. EST August 31, 2021, as long as the order under the Quarantine Act is in force and the isolation protocol has to be followed, or until funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced by the program.
The "mandatory hotel quarantine period" in the context of the MISTFWP refers to the travelers entering by air requirement to enter a government-authorized accommodation near the first port of entry while awaiting the results of the first post-entry test imposed on persons arriving to Canada from abroad under the Quarantine Act.