Rights for Migrant Workers (L/SM)

Rights for Migrant Workers

Sign our petition to protect seasonal farm workers

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

While they work hard to keep food on our table, they are contracting COVID-19 at higher rates.

Lax inspections, unsafe housing, under-regulated temp agencies, and fewer labour rights put these workers at risk.

It’s time to give seasonal farm workers the dignity they deserve.

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

  • Providing adequate PPE to all workers
  • Enforcing stronger inspections of workplaces and housing
  • Reviewing Ontario’s labour laws to strengthen protections
  • Enhancing regulations of temp agencies
  • Creating a provincial housing standard for migrant workers
  • Working with the federal government to create a pathway to permanent residency or citizenship for migrant workers

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.