Recruiters charging foreign workers in Ontario illegal fees as high as $12,000 for jobs that might not exist, report finds
The number of temporary foreign workers in Canada has more than tripled since 2000 to 338,213 in 2012 providing a boon for job recruiters, some of whom are exploiting foreign workers, a new report finds.
Recruiters are charging fees as high as $12,000 for jobs that might not exist and seizing workers’ passports, the report, published Tuesday by the Metcalf Foundation, says.
Such practices persist among live-in caregivers, who are theoretically protected against these practices by Ontario law, as well as migrant workers, who aren’t protected, in other “lower skill” industries such as agriculture, food processing, and cleaning.
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Occupations in services - Domestic work, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Light duty cleaner, and General relevance - all sectors
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Documented cases of abuse and Numbers of migrant workers
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Ontario and National relevance