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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COVID-19: A Guide for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

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Rights and responsibilities for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and who to contact for guidance.

Temporary immigration policies

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Learn about recent changes pertinent to temporary foreign workers in Canada and employers.

Your rights are protected

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

Temporary foreign workers who may be experiencing abuse

How to identify abuse, get help if you’re being abused, apply for an open work permit

Health and safety offices

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

Report abuse or misuse

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Anyone can submit an anonymous report; if you are experiencing abuse, threats or are in danger, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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.


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

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