Migrant worker documents

These links to documents and resources are intended to complement the Migrant Worker Report Cards.

British Columbia

Government documents:

Employment Standards for Foreign Workers (fact sheets)

Farm workers fact sheet

Domestics fact sheet

Agriculture compliance team visits

BC Temporary Foreign Worker Program (resource for workers)

BC Employment Standards Coalition:

Backgrounder: Migrant Worker Recruitment & Protection – Model Legislation

Migrant Worker Recruitment & Protection – Model Legislation

Supreme Court of BC:

Dominguez v. Northland Properties Corporation, 2013 BCSC 468



Government documents:

Temporary Foreign Worker - A Guide for Employees

Temporary Foreign Worker – A Guide for Employers

Impact of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program on the Labour Market in Alberta, report, Teresa Woo-Paw, August 2011

Temporary Foreign Worker Advisory Office brochure



Government documents:

Program Integrity Branch, Immigration Program and Services, webpage

Working Temporarily in Saskatchewan

Protection of Foreign Workers Working in Saskatchewan - Legislative Discussion Paper

The law:

Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act



Government documents:

Worker Recruitment and Protection webpage (resources related to the WRAPA)

Working in Manitoba: Temporary foreign workers

A Quick Guide to Employment Standards (Fact Sheet)

Employer Registration Information (Fact Sheet)

The law:

The Worker Recruitment and Protection Act



Government documents:

Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-in Caregivers and Others), 2009: FAQs

Your Rights under the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act

Your Employment Standards Rights: Foreign National Live-in Caregivers

The law:

Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-in Caregivers and Others), 2009

Law Commission of Ontario:

Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work, report, December 2012

Metcalf Foundation:

Made in Canada: How the Law Constructs Migrant Workers’ Insecurity, report, Faraday, Fay, 2012


Government documents:

Commission des normes du travail, Travailleurs agricoles étrangers

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse:

La discrimination systémique à l'égard des travailleuses et travailleurs migrants, Marie Carpentier, December 2011


New Brunswick

Government documents:

Temporary Foreign Workers. Employer guide

Temporary Foreign Workers. Employee guide


Nova Scotia

Government documents:

Foreign Workers (Ministry of Labour and Advanced Education)

New Rules for Recruiters of Foreign Workers

Foreign Workers: Recruiter License Fact Sheet

Farm Workers Fact Sheet

The law:

Worker Recruitment and Protection Act (Chapter 19, Acts of 2011)


Prince Edward Island

Changing Hands: Temporary Foreign Workers in Prince Edward Island (Cooper Institute)


Federal government

Government documents:

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, New rules to strengthen the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, news release, 24 March 2011

HRSDC, Harper Government announces reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program - Ensuring Canadians have first chance at available jobs, news release, 29 April 2013