Online form 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.

Anyone can make a report. We take all reports of abuse of temporary foreign workers very seriously.

All information is protected by Canada’s privacy laws and reports will be kept confidential.

We will never reveal to an employer who made the report. However, we may share this information with other Canadian government departments or agencies who can help.

Privacy statement

A privacy policy is a statement or legal document (in privacy law) that discloses some or all of the ways Service Canada gathers, uses, discloses, and manages your data.

The information you provide to support your complaint about abuse or misuse of temporary foreign worker(s) is collected under the authority of the:

  • Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and
  • Privacy Act

This information helps us to determine the next steps in the process.

There are many types of international worker programs led by different government organizations. The information you provide may be shared with:

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

The information you provide is voluntary. Refusal to provide personal information will not affect your future dealings with the Government of Canada.

You are not obliged to provide us with personal information about yourself. However, if you do, we may contact you for more information.

We are legally obliged to take all reasonable measures to protect your identity. Your personal information is administered in accordance with the:

  • Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Privacy Act
  • Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
  • Department of Employment and Social Development Act, and
  • other applicable laws

You have the right to the protection of, access to, and correction of your personal information. This is described in:

  • Personal Information Banks ESDC PPU 440 Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and
  • ESDC PPU 715 Employer Compliance Reviews and Inspections

Instructions for obtaining this information are outlined in the government publication entitled Information about programs and information holdings.

Information about programs and information holdings may also be accessed on-line at any Service Canada Centre.

You have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the institution’s handling of your personal information.

Please tell us

Skip the category that doesn't apply to you.

Worker or member of the public

Note: you can report abuse even if you are not in Canada.

What is happening? (you can choose more than one)
You do not need to give us your name or contact information if you do not want to, but it would help us if you do:

Include country and city codes if this is not a Canadian telephone number.

Consulate or advisory group
Contact information:
Please provide the name of the affected temporary foreign worker and their contact information:

If the temporary foreign worker does not have a local/Canadian phone number, please indicate the long distance area code.

If available, please provide the following information about the business:
If the temporary foreign worker was transferred, please provide the following details about the new employer:
Please describe the incident by indicating problems with any of the following (fill in as many that apply)

Examples: I am not being paid; the housing is not what was promised; the job is not what was described in the LMIA.

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