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There are a number of groups that provide assistance to the area's migrant workers. For the most part, these are faith-based groups that work informally in their local communities, usually on a volunteer basis. Supports include:

  • Securing basic needs
  • Accompanying workers on errands such as opening a bank account or going to doctor's appointments
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Religious and spiritual services
  • Health and safety training
Welcome Booklet for Migrant Workers

 Collaboration beteen community partners has led to the creation of a welcome booklet for migrant workers in Lambton County. The booklet includes information on:200931240

  • Employment contracts, rights and benefits
  • Health and safety
  • Spiritual and social activities
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Opening a bank account and sending a letter
  • Fire and bike safety

The booklet also contains a section on accessing services in the following communities in Lambton County: Arkona, Bright's Grove, Forest, Sombra, Thedford, Watford. The services highlighted are:

  • Grocery stores
  • Banks
  • Walk-in clinics and community health centres
  • Post offices
  • Laundromats
  • Libraries and public internet access
  • Thrift stores
  • Food banks
  • Recreation centres

The booklet is meant to be a resource for migrant workers, their employers and the groups and agencies that support them. Several versions of the booklet are available below:

This Web site is generously supported by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and by the Government of Canada through Citizenship and Immigration Canada.