Seasonal Housing

Housing for Seasonal Farm Workers

Housing for Seasonal Farm WorkersSouthwestern Public Health works to ensure suitable housing is provided for both domestic and foreign migrant workers.  To achieve this, our public health inspectors ensure that the owners of these homes follow the recommendations set out by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Our department works diligently with seasonal work employment agencies such as Foreign Agricultural Resource management Services (FARMS) to ensure that compliance is met of these homes prior to possession.  The overall goal is to ensure the safety of the worker.

An inspection of the home must be inspected 3 weeks prior to the workers arrival.  The water source must be available at the time of inspection.

How to Submit a Housing Inspection Request:

COVID-19 Resources

Let’s keep our employees safe, healthy and working.

Water samples during the COVID-19 pandemic:

St Thomas Site

  • All day Monday or Tuesday before 11:30 am. Water samples sent to the Public Health Lab at 1:00 pm on Tuesdays.

  • All day Wednesday or Thursday before 11:30 am. Water samples sent to the Public Health Lab at 1:00 pm on Thursdays.

Woodstock Site

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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