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The murky world of the agencies that recruit temporary foreign workers

Date

2016

Authors

Alia Dharssi

Abstract

Chances are the migrant workers building condos in Vancouver, cleaning hotel rooms in Alberta or picking tomatoes in Ontario greenhouses paid fees to come to Canada and work in their low-paying jobs.In some cases, workers are further abused by recruiters who control their money, housing and movements.

Newspaper title

Calgary Herald

Page numbers

1

Place published

Calgary

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Keywords

Agencies case of abuse

Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations, Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers, Labourers in fish and seafood processing, and Occupations in services - hospitality

Content types

Policy analysis, Statistics on work and life conditions, Past policies, Numbers of migrant workers, and Systemic/state violation of right/freedom

Target groups

Public awareness and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

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

Languages

English