Integration 1 March 2024

The importance of mixers in the housing of Mexican workers

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At first glance, this article may seem trivial or even impertinent. However, any employer who has had the opportunity to welcome Mexican workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) will understand that a mixer is not just another appliance in the kitchen, but an important element.

In an ongoing effort to improve the living and working conditions of international employees, one often overlooked aspect is the value of everyday household appliances, especially the mixer in the accommodations of Mexican workers in Canada. This simple device can play a significant role in their daily well-being.

Cultural connection

For many Mexicans, the kitchen is the heart of the home and food preparation is a fundamental aspect of their culture. The mixer is used to create a multitude of sauces such as red sauces “roja”, green sauces “verde”, “moles” (traditional sauces made with chili and cocoa), as well as in the preparation of traditional drinks like rice water or fruit-flavored waters. Providing a mixer in the housing of workers is not just a way to facilitate a familiar and comforting diet, but also serves as a tangible link to their cultural heritage.

Convenience and speed

Beyond its culinary utility, a mixer allows workers to prepare meals with ease, a crucial asset for those who have limited time or culinary skills. It also offers comfort and efficiency, which is indispensable for those with a busy schedule.

Impact on well-being

A gesture that might appear minor, like providing a familiar household appliance, can have a significant impact on the well-being of employees. According to our experience, it is indeed the most requested appliance when it is not present in the housing.


Purchasing a mixer is a minimal investment compared to the potential benefits.

Including a mixer in the housing of Mexican workers in Canada is more than a matter of convenience; it’s a recognition of their cultural and personal needs. This simple measure can make a significant difference in their experience abroad, demonstrating a genuine commitment to their overall well-being.