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Ottawa plans to overhaul temporary foreign worker program

The current system puts too much responsibility on employers and an overhaul should include better regulations, enforcement and an independent oversight body, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.


June 19, 2020
By The Globe and Mail

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Canada’s Employment Minister said the federal government plans to overhaul the country’s temporary foreign worker program, including more surprise inspections of working and living conditions at farms that employ migrant workers.

Carla Qualtrough also said Ottawa is considering establishing national standards on living conditions that would have to be met for employers to qualify for the program. | READ MORE

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