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Migrant Workers: Used and Abused

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Date

2012-02-01

Authors

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)

Abstract

Charged exorbitant recruitment fees, forces 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. This four-page document can be used for awareness-raising and public education.

Number of pages

4

Publisher

Canadian Council for Refugees

Place published

Montreal

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, and Dancers

Content types

Policy analysis and Documented cases of abuse

Target groups

Public awareness, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Regulation domains

Right to change employer, Right to choose place of residence, Newcomers integration programs, Access to permanent status, and Recrutement / placement agencies

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, and Nova Scotia

Spheres of activity

Law, Management of human resources, and Political science

Languages

English