Resources & Education for Farm Workers

If you're a migrant worker in the Niagara Region, it's our goal to make access to the essential services you're entitled to as easy and stress-free as possible. 

Quest Migrant Agricultural Workers Program (MAWP)

Using an interdisciplinary team approach in collaboration with community partners, Quest provides accessible, high quality care through Points of Services throughout Niagara.

Quest CHC’s MAWP incorporates primary health care services, health promotion and community capacity building initiatives. All program areas were developed in collaboration with local community stakeholders. Services are currently delivered in Vineland, Virgil, St. Catharines, Beamsville and at farm visits.

For more information on Quest health clinics, contact Quest or download Quest Clinic flyers below:

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Healthcare & Insurance Programs

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

SAWP workers have the right to health care coverage upon entry into Canada. For those in the LSPP and Ag Streams, there is a 3-month waiting period for OHIP coverage, but employers must provide private health coverage during that time.

Some workers (those from Mexico and St. Lucia) have extended health benefits, which cover medications and certain services, and which can be direct-billed by your pharmacy. Most Caribbean workers must pay for things like prescriptions up front and then submit receipts to a liaison officer for reimbursement. Learn More ›

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)

Migrant workers are covered by WSIB as once they reach the the agreed-upon point of departure in their home country, and remains in place until they return home. WSIB Extended Benefits cover workers 24/7 while on the farm where they are working. Learn More ›

Resources & Educational Materials for Workers

The 10th Annual Summer Festival for Migrant Farm Workers

NMWIG is thrilled to be hosting its 10th Annual Summer Festival for Migrant Workers in Niagara.

Join us for some summer fun on June 3rd!

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