Rights for Migrant Workers (L/SM)

Rights for Migrant Workers

Sign our petition to protect seasonal farm workers

Migrant workers make up 42% of Ontario’s agricultural workforce.

With fewer protections than other workers, they are contracting COVID-19.

Lax inspections, unsafe housing, and second-class labour rights put them at risk.

It’s time to question this two-tier system.

Greens are calling on Doug Ford to protect migrant workers by:

  • Providing adequate PPE to all workers
  • Enforcing stronger inspections of workplaces and housing
  • Increasing migrant rights under Ontario’s labour laws
  • Creating a provincial housing standard for migrant workers
  • Working with the federal government to create a pathway to permanent residency or citizenship

Sign our petition to treat migrant farm workers as essential, not invisible.

You can submit this letter as-is or change it to reflect your own priorities. Your comment will be forwarded with the subject line "Protect seasonal farm workers", including your name, email and postal code to the Premier of Ontario. You will also be added to the GPO mailing list but you can unsubscribe at any time.