Temporary migrant workers

More and more Canadians are becoming aware of the problems created by the recent increase in the numbers of workers admitted to Canada with only temporary status.  Temporary Foreign Workers are vulnerable to exploitation and there have been numerous reports of abuse.

The regulations relating to temporary workers were amended in 2010, but disappointingly the changes failed to address the most pressing needs:

  • An effective monitoring mechanism to ensure employers respect the rights of workers,
  • Opportunities for all workers to move to permanent status (instead the new regulations puts a four-year limit on workers’ stay in Canada, creating a “disposable” workforce.

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