The news for Ottawa's embattled Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW) just seems to keep getting worse.
More stories about employers abusing the program and their migrant labourers keep surfacing. And we're also learning that the skilled labour shortages, the rationale underpinning the whole program, appear to be a myth.
Investigative reporting by CBC News has turned up stories of intimidation, coercion, even death threats involving temporary foreign workers.
According to CBC News, an Israeli man brought by a B.C. company that operates shopping mall kiosks said he and his colleagues worked for no pay under constant threat of deportation and his manager made death threats against him.
Anton Soloviov, 25, worked for a numbered company operated by Dor Mordechai and his wife, Anna Lepski, selling massage devices at a mall in Nanaimo, B.C..
“They import you as a worker," he told CBC News. "Then they put you to 12-hours-a-day work ... and they don’t pay you. So basically, that’s humanRead More »from Troubled TFW program takes a beating over latest stories of coercion, death threats and bad data