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Recruiters charging foreign workers in Ontario illegal fees as high as $12,000 for jobs that might not exist, report finds




Rachel Browne


The number of temporary foreign workers in Canada has more than tripled since 2000 to 338,213 in 2012 providing a boon for job recruiters, some of whom are exploiting foreign workers, a new report finds.

Recruiters are charging fees as high as $12,000 for jobs that might not exist and seizing workers’ passports, the report, published Tuesday by the Metcalf Foundation, says.

Such practices persist among live-in caregivers, who are theoretically protected against these practices by Ontario law, as well as migrant workers, who aren’t protected, in other “lower skill” industries such as agriculture, food processing, and cleaning.

Titre du journal

Financial Post


Secteurs économiques

Occupations in services - Domestic work, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Light duty cleaner et General relevance - all sectors

Types de contenu

Cas d’abus documentés et Numbers of migrant workers

Groupes cibles

Sensibilisation du public

Pertinence géographique

Ontario et National relevance