Fund transfers for migrant seasonal workers


Over 8,000 seasonal workers arrive in Quebec every year to work on a temporary basis in the agricultural sector.

Are you planning to hire migrant workers this summer to help you on the farm? If so, here's a practical solution to help them transfer money to their families themselves. 

Mexican workers have access to a low-cost local currency solution. Funds can also be transferred internationally to other countries, under different terms and conditions.

What to know about "direct deposit" fund transfers to Mexico:
  • Transfers are made directly in Mexican pesos.
  • When the member opens an account, they must inform their caisse that they want to use the international money transfer feature in Accès D, if it isn't already set up.
  • The international money transfer feature is available only in AccèsD. For smartphones and tablets, you can use the feature through the mobile site (but not on the app).
  • Te transaction (in Mexican pesos) costs C$8. The transaction amount must be less than C$2,500. 
  • If the transfer is made Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,1 the exchange rate is more competitive because of the market trading hours
  • The customer service team (1-800-224-7737) is able to provide full support to members for international transfers, in both English and French.
For workers from other countries:
Funds can also be transferred via AccèsD to other countries
  • Fees are only $15.
  • Transfers are made in U.S. dollars or Canadian dollars, depending on the country.
  • The procedure is the same as the one above.
Here's a video in Spanish that explains how to transfer funds. 



Interesting statistics
  • Over 8,000 seasonal workers arrive in Quebec every year to work on a temporary basis in the agricultural sector. 
  • 52% of jobs are filled by Mexican workers; 45% by Guatemalan workers and the rest by Honduran workers. 

1 The applicable exchange rate is less competitive outside of these hours.

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