The temp foreign worker housing study is conducted on behalf of the Government of Canada.
Key recommendations include:
A minimum housing standard would provide greater consistency in housing requirements, housing inspections, and ultimately in housing conditions for workers.
A standard housing inspection report form with a clear “pass/fail” indication would help ensure that standards are applied consistently across Canada.
Standardized training and certification of inspectors, along with guidelines for inspectors, would help ensure consistency in inspections across Canada.
The study noted that developing a minimum housing standard would be technically complex (e.g., requiring detailed knowledge of construction) and that support for its implementation would need to be developed among provinces and territories due to their jurisdictional responsibilities.