COVID-19 hits temporary foreign workers hard


COVID-19 hit the Canadian labour market hard, especially those who rely on labour-intensive jobs and foreign workers. About 2,000 foreign workers got infected in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, and three of them died. One outbreak on a farm occurred mainly in the farmhouse where the workers lived together. Canadian farms have been relying on foreign workers heavily since 1966. Foreign worker rights advocates said the current foreign worker plan should be improved; otherwise, the country’s food supply will be in trouble.