The province has introduced a new bill that will give temporary foreign workers in B.C. greater protection against abuses, according to an announcement last week.
If passed in the legislature, the B.C. government will create two registries aimed at protecting the rights of employees who come to the province through the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
One registry will be for employers, and another for foreign-worker recruiters, intended to improve government’s response to health, housing and other violations of B.C. laws. The registration process will be free online.