During the last decade, Canada experienced unequal economic growth. As result, the Canadian government expanded its Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which led to an essential change of its purpose, making it easier for employers to recruit temporary foreign workers for lowskilled
jobs. In practice, TFWs are quite vulnerable without access to the same rights and privileges as Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze whether the Canadian government respects the rights of TFWs through its domestic regulations and if such laws protect the rights of TFWs in practice.
The thesis goal is to determine if the economic interest of the Canadian government and employers can be matched with international migrant rights’ standards. It investigates international standards related to the protection of human rights, including covenants, international treaties, and human rights committees. This thesis also discusses similar programs
governing TFWs in America, Germany, and Australia.
- Number of pages
University of Alberta
- Academic department
Faculty for Graduate Studies and Research
Masters of Laws
- Place published
- File Attachments
- Economic sectors
General relevance - all sectors
- Content types
Policy analysis and Current Policy
- Geographical focuses
Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Nova Scotia, and National relevance
- Spheres of activity