News in Employment and Work
Foreigners in Canada on temporary work permits are being pushed into Toronto's underground economy by the recession and a controversial federal program that leaves them vulnerable to abuse, a Star investigation has found.
The province is cracking down hard on nanny recruiters, proposing a new law designed to protect vulnerable workers from being exploited.
Employers who abuse foreign workers will be blacklisted and denied permission to hire another foreigner for two years, according to tough new regulations proposed by the Federal government.
The Canadian Council for Refugees has developed a public information pamphlet and a collection of materials on issues related to temporary foreign workers.
CLEO has developed English as a Second Language resources to help newcomers learn more about their legal rights and responsibilities, and to learn about where and how to access legal help as they develop language skills.
Recent landmark ruling awards EI benefits to both parents of twin daughters in Ottawa.
A cbc.ca article discusses unemployment among people with disabilities, whom advocates such as Ivana Petricone of ARCH Disability Law Centre feel may be the first to be let go because of the cost of accommodating them.
A York University researcher wishes to interview workers who are ill or injured and who have access to long-term disability insurance from private insurance providers.
In an opinion piece in the Toronto Star, Carol Goar says that it's time to rethink the guest worker program, which has created a distorted job market, raised human rights concerns, and adversely affected immigration.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a video about how the income gap between the rich and the rest of Canadians has grown in recent years.