Tools & Resources for Migrant Workers

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 individuals 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 between 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 agencies that support them. Several versions of the booklet are available below: