Since 2003, the number of Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW's) in Canada has more than tripled. The push for expansion of the TFW Program has largely come from employers’ organizations and business lobbies. Meanwhile permanent pathways to residency have been drastically impacted -- from exclusionary refugee laws to cuts to family sponsorships.
The more than 300,000 migrant workers in Canada are tied to their employer and have limited rights. If they quit their jobs or are fired, they face deportation. Stories of poor working conditions, unpaid wages and other abuse are common and finally filling the media.
Now the same government that has vastly expanded the Temporary Foreign Workers Program claim they will bring in stricter new rules to protect Canadian jobs.
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