Canada immigration program loopholes exploit migrant workers
Canada, 25th September: Canada immigration laws are leading to exploitation of low skilled migrant workers coming here.
This has been reported by the findings of a latest report.
Immigration law restricts basic rights for migrants—In Canada, a large number of migrant workers are being robbed of the basic rights to good work.
And this is making temporary foreign workers vulnerable to exploitation, states a recent report titled ‘Made in Canada: How the law constructs migrant workers’.
Published recently by the Metcalf Foundation, findings of the report bring home the fact that Canada Experience Class is found to be discriminating against low-skilled immigrant workers.
Among the factors of exploitation of temporary migrant workers highlighted by the report include mistreatment and low salaries.
If Canada finds that all such immigrants are good for working in Canada, then why should it not allow them to stay in Canada? Questions Faraday.
That’s not all. The report further maintains that temporary immigration status of such workers coming to work in Canada remains restricted to their designated employers only.
And this is what is exactly making the temporary foreign workers vulnerable in Canada, the report quips.
Limited job opportunities for low skilled workers in Canada—The federal government has been lashed out by the author of the report Fay Faraday for its role in limiting the opportunities available for temporary foreign workers in low skilled employment.
A professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, Faraday does not hesitate to mention the point that jobs are limited for workers in construction, tourism, cleaning and food industry in Canada.
And such temporary low skilled migrant workers are barred from Canada experience class.
End exploitation of temporary foreign workers--Its high time Canada takes a serious view of the situation since ‘It’s a problem that is actually Made in Canada’, clarified Faraday.
The root cause of the problem is in Canada and hence, it needs a ‘Made in Canada’ solution, said Faraday. Canada’s immigration rules are not regulating migrant labor market of the nation. Canada’s work force needs additional workers to keep the economy consolidated.
But this can only be possible if Canada has a sustainable temporary foreign worker program in place, the report findings stat.
So, the government of Canada must work towards reforming the immigration norms of Canada’s temporary foreign worker program as early as it can.
Only then can it send the message to the world that Canada welcomes immigrants.