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Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program: Step 4. After you apply

Step 4. After you apply

1. AAFC will send you a Contribution Agreement

Successful applicants will be asked to enter into a Contribution Agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The agreement will outline the maximum funding that you can receive. You will also receive a document providing step-by-step instructions on how to complete a claim for reimbursement.

2. Submit your claim documentation after the mandatory 14-day isolation period is completed

You may submit more than one claim if you have temporary foreign workers arriving on different dates throughout the season, or you may choose to wait until all of your workers have arrived and submit one claim for all.

You will be required to include the Unique Client Identifier (UCI) for every temporary foreign worker. The UCI is assigned by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada to each temporary foreign worker and should be available on the worker’s work permit.

To be eligible for reimbursement, the temporary foreign worker’s date of arrival shall be no earlier than March 26, 2020, and no later than August 31, 2020, the date on which the current special order under the Quarantine Act is set to expire. You must submit your claim(s) to the program by September 14, 2020.

You will receive a cheque by mail once the claim documentation is received and processed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The program will issue one payment per claim.

Service standards

AAFC's goal is to:

Report on the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program

As of July 31, 2020, the distribution of funding is summarized in the table below.

Province Funding allocated in
millions (rounded)
Alberta $0.54
British Columbia $3.09
Manitoba $0.42
New Brunswick $0.44
Newfoundland and Labrador $0.09
Nova Scotia $0.82
Ontario $9.33
Quebec $9.04
Saskatchewan $0.12
Total $23.89

Note: Eligible employers in the province of Prince Edward Island have applied for the program through their provincial government and are not captured in this report.

The figures above are rounded and subject to minor variation as financial claims are processed.

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