13 different modifications have been released for Temporary foreign workers in Canada that cover rights, compensations, health care, and transparency for them.
One of the new changes states that it is necessary for all employees to provide complete information to the workers about their rights in Canada.
This was all possible because of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Temporary Foreign Workers) which brought out these laws for the sake of the protection of the workers.
Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion stated that everyone has the right to work with full dignity, safety, and good health. These changes allow the Canadian Government to strengthen protection for temporary foreign workers.
The temporary foreign workers work hard for businesses in Canada to grow more and for the economy of Canada to move forward. It is the responsibility of the government to assure them with protection and safety with respect.
According to new rules, it is prohibited for any employer to retaliate against workers, especially to those who bring up any complaint, or charge recruitment fees from them and hold them responsible for the actions of recruiters.
Furthermore, it has also become necessary for employers to provide easy access to health care facilities for their workers. Individuals using the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program, must also offer private health insurance when necessary..
These laws will help open more clarity towards the requirements required for the TFW and International Mobility Program (IMP) as per instructions by the federal government. In this way, employers will be attentive to their responsibilities and rules of programs which will help lead towards more protection for the workers.
Employers who will be found to comply with the conditions for the TFW or IMPprogram will be listed on a public-facing website.
These new measures were brought into effect following the request of an advocate in August to update the system that administers employment of migrant workers in Canada.
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