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Migrant Workers in Canada - Used and Abused
The Canadian Council for Refugees has produced a new awareness-raising paper about migrant workers and the abuses happening under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Charged exorbitant recruitment fees, forced to work unpaid overtime, subjected to dangerous working conditions, housed in sub-standard living conditions... these are just some of the abuses endured by migrant workers in Canada.
Because of their lack of permanent status and their isolation, temporary migrant workers are especially vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.
In recent years the number of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada has risen dramatically to over a quarter of a million.