According to a recent article published in the Canada Gazette, the Canadian government is proposing drastic changes to the rules for temporary foreign workers.
There are 2 ways for temporary foreign workers to come to Canada:
Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): This is the way for Canadian employers to hire temporary foreign workers for jobs that require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
International Mobility Program (IMP): This is the way for Canadian employers to hire foreign workers on a Canadian work permit without requiring an LMIA.
Recently, Canadian employers have raised concerns about temporary foreign workers (TFWs) being unable to understand their rights.
What Are the Major Problems Regarding Hiring Workers Under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)?
Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): Employers have raised concerns regarding many employers who avoid getting banned from hiring TFWs even after being found non-compliant with the regulation. A majority of such employers can avoid bans by hiring through other companies they own.
Employers have also raised concerns regarding many TFWs being unaware of their rights and what they mean. Often, TFWs do not have access to healthcare. Many TFWs fear being charged an illegal recruiting fee by employers or recruiters. Due to a lack of regulations, many TFWs also fear reporting bad working conditions.