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:
Healthcare & Insurance Programs
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 ›
Migrant workers are covered by WSIB as once they reach 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
- Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
Download educational materials about occupational health and safety (OHS) topics. These handouts include those developed by NIOSH, CAL OSHA, the US National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), among others.
- Migrant Worker Guide
This helpful multilingual guide provides information about your rights and available services as a migrant worker in Ontario.
- Bikes for Farmworkers
- Printable List: Key Contact Phone Numbers
A comprehensive list of important phone numbers for migrant workers.
- Migrant Workers & Employment Insurance
- Occupational Health & Safety Act
This document contains important information about occupational health and safety for migrant workers.