Canada introduces new measures for vulnerable individuals; Government of Canada

Protecting people from abuse and violence & reuniting families

May 31, 2019—Winnipeg, MB – Canada is taking action to help protect vulnerable workers, newcomers who face family abuse, and help newcomers sponsor family members that they didn’t initially declare.

Every worker in Canada is entitled to a safe and healthy work environment where their rights are respected. Some migrant workers with employer-specific work permits end up enduring mistreatment, fearful of workplace punishment, as well as fear of losing their job.

Starting June 4, 2019, migrant workers who have an employer-specific work permit and are in an abusive job situation in Canada will be able to apply for an open work permit. This will allow migrant workers to leave that employer immediately, maintain their status and find another job.

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