Housing Inspections

Applications for temporary foreign workers (TFW) through the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) and Ag Stream programs must include a housing inspection form.

BC housing inspection forms can only be purchased by approved home inspectors (see list). Forms are available for pick-up at the BC Agriculture Council office (Abbotsford) or BC Fruit Growers' Association office (Kelowna). A sample of this housing inspection form can be viewed below, along with the list of approved BC home inspectors.

  • Approved BC Home Inspectors
  • Sample Inspection Form
  • Guidelines for Seasonal Housing for Temporary Farm Workers in BC
  • Provincial COVID-19 Housing Inspections

  • Fire Safety

  • Accessory Seasonal Farm Worker Accommodation
  • Accessory Seasonal Farm Worker Accommodations Smoke Alarm Requirements
  • Accessory Seasonal Farm Worker Accommodations Fire Alarm Requirements
  • Basic Fire Safety Master Plan
  • Example Fire Exit Plans
  • House Rules - How to Prevent a House Fire - English or Spanish


    If you still have questions, please contact us for more information.

    1Can I hire my own inspector to do my housing inspection?
    No. Please refer to the list of approved BCAC home inspectors found here.
    2Can I use "Schedule F" for my housing inspection?
    All SAWP and Agriculture Stream applicants must use the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) housing inspection form.
    3Where can I get a housing inspection form?
    Housing inspection forms can only be purchased by BCAC approved home inspectors from the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) or BC Fruit Growers' Association offices.
    4How much does an inspection cost?
    The cost is negotiated between employer and inspector. It generally consists of a base fee, travel fees and other additional fees if applicable, plus GST.

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