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Ontario laws failing to prevent migrant workers from exploitation, abuse

Date

2014-04-08

Authors

CTV and Jordan Chittley, Kevin Newman Live

Abstract

Jordan Chittley, Kevin Newman Live
Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014 7:27PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:09PM EDT

When Liza Draman came to Canada in 2007 she paid $3,500 to a recruiter to get a job as a live-in caregiver.
According to human rights lawyer Fay Faraday, $3,500 is on the low end. It can be as high as $15,000 -- and that’s to get a minimum wage job. For some, that’s as much as three years of wages.
“That’s money they don’t have on hand,” says Faraday to Kevin Newman Live. “In order to get that money they have to go to an informal lender.”

Newspaper title

CTV News

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Economic sectors

Occupations in services - Domestic work and General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Documented cases of abuse

Target groups

Public awareness

Geographical focuses

Ontario

Languages

English