MOSAIC’s Migrant Workers Program

Support for Migrant Workers and Employers

MOSAIC’s Migrant Workers Program helps migrant workers learn about their workplace rights and how to access services. We also help employers understand their duties when hiring workers.

We also provide funds to help over 20 non-profit agencies support workers and their employers. We have partnered with these agencies to build capacity through sharing resources and providing direct support for migrant workers. 

Services are available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Ask us about support for other languages.

Call for proposals

Deadline to apply: November 14, 2022 at 12 noon

If you are a non-profit organization operating in B.C. that offers programming and activities that focus on supporting, informing, empowering, and/or protecting migrant workers in Canada, we want to hear from you!

Contact MOSAIC’s Coordinating Team for more information and details to apply: Hugo,; Jennifer,; Celeste,


This program is available to:

  • migrant workers in BC on a closed work permit under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • employers with an LMIA

  • migrant workers on an open work permit for vulnerable workers

  • migrant workers on implied status

Program Description

This project is made possible through collaboration with many regional partners

Program objectives

  • Migrant workers: To help them understand working and living in Canada
  • Employers: To help them understand the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Not-for-profits: To provide support so they can better meet the needs of migrant workers and their employers

Support for migrant workers:

We help migrant workers to

  • understand their employment rights
  • report and file complaints and allegations about their employer
  • apply for vulnerable open work permit applications
  • attend info sessions, resource fairs, and workshops
  • access community supports and resources

Newsletter and Facebook

Subscribe to the MOSAIC Migrant Workers Program newsletter or join our Facebook group for more support and resources.

Program Contacts

Hugo Velazquez

Senior Manager of Community Engagement, Advocacy, and Migrant Worker Programs


Support in English and Spanish

Jennifer Ng, Manager

Phone, SMS: 604-218-7347


Support in English, Cantonese and Mandarin

Celeste Lessard-Kragen

Coordinator of Community Capacity Building Project

Phone/WhatsApp: 604-652-1861


Support in English and French

Girlly Cumberland, Coordinator of Migrant Workers Hub

Phone: 604-254-9626 ext. 1121

WhatsApp: 604-368-7493


Support in English and Tagalog

Carolina Nunez, Settlement Worker

Phone, WhatsApp: 236-889-8541


Support in English and Spanish

Juan Trevino, Settlement Worker

WhatsApp: 604-365-5369


Support in English and Spanish

Guri Kaur

Settlement Worker

Phone/WhatsApp: 236-889-4115


Support in English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu

Abigale Oira

Program Support Worker

Phone: 236-521-7095


Support in English and Tagalog

Additional Contact numbers

(236) 889-8451 (English, Spanish)

(604) 368-7493 (English, Tagalog)

(236) 889-4115 (English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu)

(604) 218-7347 (English, Mandarin, Cantonese)

(604) 652-1861 (English, French)

Available at these locations


5838 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z5


#200 – 7134 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC, V3W 5A3


This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Contact Information

Services also available on evenings and weekends upon request.

Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Related Resources

COWAN Benefits 2021

Temporary Foreign Workers Rights (English)

Temporary Foreign Workers Rights (French)

Temporary Foreign Workers Rights (Spanish)

Working in British Columbia Guide

Open Work Permit Fact Sheet (English)

Open Work Permit Fact Sheet (French)

Open Work Permit Fact Sheet (Spanish)

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