Federal reforms and the silence of abused migrant workers in Canada

On April 1, 2011, amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations came into effect, changing admission programs for legally recognized temporary foreign workers ―now the option preferred by the federal government over permanent immigration programs (see Figure 1). The reforms will ensure that only employers with a genuine job offer will be authorized to hire temporary foreign workers through a work permit. However, they do nothing to reduce the long-decried vulnerability of these workers.

Federal reforms and the silence of abused migrant workers in Canada

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