Government Takes Action to protect Temporary Foreign Workers
Temporary Foreign Workers to be protected under new policy
Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney has announced significant measures to protect the foreign workers in our country. The announcement has been joined by Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
The new measure will attempt to protect the immigrants from any kind of abuse and exploitation at the work place.
This new measure will bar the sex trade related businesses to hire any temporary foreign workers so that the workers are not exploited at any cost.
Finley said, “Our Government is committed to protecting all workers from abuse, exploitation and demeaning work.”
The Minister also added that, “Through collaborative partnerships and preventive action, these new measures will strengthen Canada’s National Action Plan to combat Human trafficking.”
Jason Kenney supported Finley and said, “We want an immigration system that is open and fair.”
He also added, “The Government has listened to the request of Canadians who do not want such temporary workers to enter the national and get abused and exploited. The Government has listened and acted.”
Government will ensure that the business depending on such temporary workers will not have any access to reaching these workers. The applications from such employers will be negative Labor Market pinions (LMOs). As of July 14th the Immigration Department will not process any applications from temporary workers coming from other lands and willing to work for such businesses.
The LMO will not only control the businesses related to sex but any other business where there is a possibility of the e worker getting exploited.
The new policy was a part of omnibus budget bill which was passed in the previous month.
Government had made such attempts in the past to put a stop to such a menace but it was restricted to a failed attempt only. The club owners had enjoyed a victory in 2007 when such a bill could not succeed to pass.
Some Business owners express that “such a ban would leave the workers with very little option of earning their livings; most of them would starve in their home countries in the want of food and shelter.”
The policy is welcomed by the majority of Canadians as they had been placing request to the government to put a stop to such actions which bring defame to the nation due to a handful of people.