Dec. 16: Governments Join to Protect Temporary Foreign Workers

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The federal and Ontario governments are working together to ensure temporary foreign workers are treated fairly and kept safe on the job. The agreement allows the federal government and the province to exchange data, including the names of employers and recruitment agents seeking to hire temporary foreign workers, which will help:

  • Increase Ontario’s oversight of workplaces that hire temporary foreign workers
  • Ensure employers are complying with the province’s workplace laws
  • Identify and report employers who fail to comply with workplace rights and standards
  • Determine whether employers are eligible to hire foreign workers.