Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program (MISTFWP)

by Nathan Couvillon

Updated December 10th, 2021:

The MISTFW program deadline has expired as of August 31, 2021. All applicants should have been contacted by now to review their application status. If you have not been contacted, you should contact to receive an application status update. First come first serve basis

Updated April 26th, 2021:

Following the release of the federal budget on April 19, 2021, the federal government is supporting farmers’ access to labour by providing $57.6 million to extend the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program to August 31st, 2021. Under this initiative, support of up to $1,500 per worker would be provided to employers until June 15, 2021, for some of the costs associated with the mandatory 14-day isolation period.  After June 15, 2021, employers would receive $750 per worker until the wind-down of the program on August 31, 2021.

Additional support – up to $2,000 per worker – would also be available to employers to help offset a portion of costs associated with workers who are required to quarantine at a government-approved facility because they cannot travel by private means directly to their place of quarantine. Details will be shared on AAFC’s website once they are available.

Updated April 5th, 2021:

Below you will find updates to the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program, as well as general COVID-19 outbreak information:

  1. Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program (MISTFWP)

The Program continues to process applications and claims that have already been submitted and will begin accepting new applications for temporary foreign workers that arrive on or before April 21, 2021, to coincide with the extension of the COVID-19 federal Emergency Orders in Council pursuant to section 58 of the Quarantine Act. Eligible costs will include the full 14-day quarantine period as long as the worker arrives on or before April 21.

Details are available here.

  1. Information on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from the Public Health Agency of Canada
    There are a number of updated resources available on the for the public including an Outbreak Update and the COVID-19 Virtual Assistant: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

    For any questions:

Please continue to consult the AAFC website regularly for updates.

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