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Détails de l’acteur


Impression et sauvegarde

Chercheur/équipe de recherche

Rida Abboud


Rida Abboud is a University of Toronto PhD student studying conditions for low-skilled temporary foreign workers in Alberta. She explains these types of migrants are susceptible to a range of abuses, including trafficking, due to their insecure position in Canadian society. TFW permits allow holders to only work for one authorized employer, so if problems arise the worker risks deportation if a complaint leads to termination.
“Let’s say they are asked to work longer than they were supposed to, or to take on dangerous work without the training, or they are being demeaned or belittled by a staff person or by their manager. The chances that they speak up are greatly lessened because they worry about being fired,” says Abboud.
“When people have been defined as commodities I think that what ends up happening is the risk of exploiting these people becomes heightened,” she says.
“The idea of the employer saying, ‘I brought you here, you should be grateful.’ Or ‘you’re not Canadian; you don’t know what happens here.’ Those things start bubbling to the surface with people specifically [here] for their value as workers and not as humans.”




Secteurs économiques

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers et Autre

Types de contenu

Policy analysis, Cas d’abus documentés et Initiatives de soutien

Groupes cibles

Travailleurs (im)migrants, Législateurs, Chercheurs et ONG/groupes communautaires/réseaux de solidarité

Domaines de réglementation

Droit de changer d’employeur, Programmes d’intégration des nouveaux arrivants, Accès à un statut permanent, Droit à la liberté et Droit à la dignité

Pertinence géographique

Ontario et Alberta

Sphères d’activité

Travail social