The National Farmers Union is backing a campaign calling for regulatory changes so migrant workers can more easily move between jobs.
The campaign is also seeking a transition from tied work permits to open work permits, the removal of time limits on work permits and restrictions on Labour Market Impact Assessments.
That includes a four-year time-limit on workers’ ability to stay, and permanent resident immigration status upon arrival for migrant workers.
Reg Phelan of the N-F-U says the way Canada currently stops migrant workers from changing jobs increases their vulnerability to discrimination, including lower pay and unsafe working conditions.
(The Canadian Press)