The B.C. government is establishing a registry for migrant workers designed to protect them from exploitation by employers and recruiting agents.
“Temporary foreign workers are vulnerable to abuse in the workplace, and it can be difficult for them to get help,” said B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains in an emailed response to criticism that B.C. lags behind other provinces in safeguarding migrant workers.
The goal of the new program is to protect migrant workers from issues like underpayment, overwork, assault, sexual assault and trafficking.