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    Canada Moves to Boost Migrant Workers’ Rights

    Ottawa hopes to end abuse against temporary foreign workers by allowing them to work for any business in their sector, rather than a single employer. The decision comes after a Globe and Mail investigation discovered that under the current system, where an employee’s right to stay in Canada is tied to a specific job, migrant workers at risk of deportation are being exploited by recruiters and employers.

    Are labor advocates satisfied with the change? Union representative Santiago Escobar called it a partial victory, but said he hopes low-wage migrant workers will someday receive permanent status upon arriving in Canada.

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