All new temporary foreign workers arriving in Canada who are not fully vaccinated must undergo a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days.
Please note that beginning on June 8, 2020, there will be a $75 fee for annual seasonal housing permit letters for long-term seasonal housing accommodations. The $75 fee is required for each permit letter issued by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) and will be payable at the time of application. Please note that the fee will NOT apply to inspections of temporary 14-day isolation accommodations related to COVID-19.
Please note: Growers are required to ensure bunkhouses and temporary living accommodations comply with all local building, fire and zoning requirements. Non-compliance may result in closures that may require you to relocate your workers. Please check with your local municipal fire, building and by-law agencies prior to contacting the health unit. The Health Unit will be notifying local municipalities of all temporary isolation bunkhouses.
This Seasonal Housing Inspection Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Windsor Essex County Health Unit PRIOR to any inspections being carried out. The Windsor Essex County Health Unit would like to receive all requests at a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the due date of your application. Please fill out and submit this form online by filling in the area below.
A housing unit is defined as a seasonal housing accommodation at a specific address/location.
Please complete this form and forward it to:
Attn: Environmental Health Dept.
120-33 Princess Street
Leamington, ON N8H 5C5