About the Migrant Worker Guide

Are you a migrant worker? Find out about your rights and the services available to you in these multilingual guides.


OCASI has developed multilingual guides for migrant workers in Ontario. If you are a migrant worker, these guides will help you learn about your rights and what services are available to you in Ontario. You can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits and your legal rights.  Although the guides contain a lot of useful information, it is important to get additional advice for your specific situation.  

The guides are available for migrant workers in the Agricultural, Caregiver, Low and High-Skilled and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) streams.

Note that the guides are accurate as of 2015.


OCASI would like to thank the following organizations for their help with this resource:


This project is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (MCIIT).


The mission of OCASI is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life. OCASI was formed in 1978 to act as a collective voice for immigrant serving agencies and to coordinate responses to shared needs and concerns.

OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its membership is comprised of more than 200 community-based organizations in the province of Ontario.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Migrant Worker Guides, if you have question​s​ ​or to report a problem​; please contact us: