How to report abuse of temporary foreign workers

If you are in danger please call 9-1-1 immediately.
This is a free call from any Canadian telephone number.

All workers in Canada are protected under Canadian law.

Canada takes the abuse of temporary foreign workers (TFW) or the TFW program very seriously. Employers who abuse workers or the program could face a penalty or be banned from the program.

Anyone can report abuse, including:

Type of abuse you can report

Things to know when making a report

Information you will need to make the report

Other ways to report abuse

By phone

Call Service Canada’s telephone tip line: 1-866-602-9448 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

When you call the telephone tip line, you will be able to:

  • Leave a message with the information for Service Canada to investigate, or
  • Talk to a live Service Canada agent in one of more than 200 languages

Agents are available during these hours (Eastern time zone)

  • Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
In person

Visit a Service Canada Centre.

By mail

Send the information to:

National Investigative Services
Integrity Services Branch
Service Canada
165 Hotel-de-Ville, Phase 2, 6th Floor
Gatineau QC  K1A 0J2

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