Know your rights as a temporary foreign worker

As a temporary foreign worker, you have the same labour rights and obligations as all workers in Québec.

The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) This hyperlink will open in a new window. is a government organization responsible for ensuring the enforcement of Québec's labour laws.

You can find a lot of helpful information on the CNESST website. In particular, the section Je suis une ou un travailleur étranger temporaire This hyperlink will open in a new window. that presents your labour rights and obligations and lists relevant publications, such as What You Need to Know About Employment This hyperlink will open in a new window. (also available in French This hyperlink will open in a new window. and Spanish This hyperlink will open in a new window.).

For agricultural workers, publications regarding  Agricultural labour standards in Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window. and Prevention measures for the main hazards in the agricultural sector This hyperlink will open in a new window. are also available in French and Spanish.

In addition, Québec’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects your fundamental rights and prohibits discrimination. To find out more, visit the website of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse This hyperlink will open in a new window. (CDPDJ).

Last update: October 18, 2022

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