Foreign Worker Rights

The rights of all workers in Canada are protected by law. Find information on how to protect your rights.

Note: For police, fire, ambulance or urgent help, call 9-1-1.

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Your rights are protected

Understand your rights while you are in Canada as a temporary foreign worker.

Report abuse or misuse

Anyone can anonymously report employers who are not following the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

If you are experiencing physical abuse, are being threatened or are in danger, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Health and safety offices

Find out who to contact if you have concerns about dangerous or unsafe work conditions.

Employment standards offices

Having problems with your pay, your hours of work or housing accommodations? Find out where to get help.

Ineligible employers

See which employers did not meet their responsibilities as an employer under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or International Mobility Program.

Publications

Find publications that provide information about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and your rights as workers.

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