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Government of Canada offers support to vulnerable migrant workers in Canada

Government of Canada offers support to vulnerable migrant workers in Canada

The Government of Canada takes its responsibility to protect the integrity of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program very seriously, including protecting the safety of workers. It is collaborating with stakeholders across the country to improve migrant workers’ experience by making them more aware of their rights and helping them to receive support while working in Canada.  

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, today announced that the Government of Canada is providing more than $93,000 to the Migrant Workers’ Dignity Association (MWDA) to help migrant workers become better informed about their rights as workers in Canada. The MWDA will use the grant to develop 17 different workshops, information tools, and materials aimed at informing temporary foreign workers on topics such as housing, health care, access to special benefits, and other rights.

The MWDA is a non-profit organization that helps protect and celebrate the rights and dignity of migrant workers in Canada. The goal of the MWDA is to assist in improving the living conditions of temporary foreign workers in Canada. The organization works closely with migrant workers whom they support to collaboratively design projects to ensure they address the needs of foreign workers while they are living in Canada.

Employment and Social Development Canada has been working with community organizations devoted to the protection of vulnerable foreign workers and fulfilling its commitment to find ways to increase awareness and better inform temporary foreign workers of their rights and protections while in Canada. The Department is also working closely with foreign governments and employer associations to determine the needs of foreign workers alongside the labour needs of employers.

Source: CIC News

6 months ago

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