Various sectors of the country have a high number of temporary workers, yet these employees are not reported tube paid well.
The growing percentage
In 2008 the percentage of temporary employees was 12.3% which has grown to be 13.4% in 2013.
If you look at the sectors, there are almost 27% temporary employee sin education sector whereas this percentage is as high as 25 for Business and building support services.
The payment history in the past
In a legislation introduced in 2012, the Conservative Government allowed the employers in Canada to pay the workers coming from foreign lands 15% less than the ones from Canadian origin. Those who came to the country as foreign workers for a brief period of time had to settle down for less payment in compared to their Canadian counterparts.
However, there were people who kept getting some well-paid temporary job or the other and hence could sustain. But now, the scenario has changed where the workers in Canada are replaced by temporary ones and the works is getting done at much cheaper rate than otherwise.
The scenario of wages
In a study conducted, it was observed 22% of the temporary foreign workers received payments less than the lower limit. There were almost 25% of the workers who did not receive any information about their wages or payment before joining the work. There were more than 35% of the workers who were made to put in extra hours but were never paid the “overtime”. Little more than 30% workers received less of overtime payment.
Retrogressive pay rates
After introducing the new method of buying contract did the pay rates started going down, disheartening many of the workers.
An official from Association of Canada Search says that the story of finding the best is over and employers look for the lowest cost. This clearly means that the employers prefer having temporary workers who would not demand much of money and would have very little explored to fight about their rights.
And for this reason there are skilled people having to settle down for a payment of $11 or $12 per hour, which is not much above the minimum level of wages paid.
The opportunities are bleak for those how have retried and are looking for a part time occupation.
All this has become more prominent ever sicken 2009 when the industry and clients were allowed to decide upon the rates they charge.
Temporary foreign workers have always been preferred by Canadian employers because they are found to be cheap in terms of cost and can put in more hours unconditionally without even raising a voice against the employers. Amid all this the regulations introduced by Government to decide upon the rates by the employers is certainly an addition to the issue and not a help. Skilled people too are found to be struggling to get a sound earning against the talent they hold and the experience they have earned over the years.
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