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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Understand your rights while you are in Canada as a temporary foreign worker.
How to identify abuse, get help if you’re being abused, apply for an open work permit
Find out who to contact if you have concerns about dangerous or unsafe work conditions.
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.
Having problems with your pay, your hours of work or housing accommodations? Find out where to get help.
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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