Recruiters and employers increasingly taking advantage of temporary foreign workers, advocate says

Temporary foreign workers are reporting paying recruiters and employers thousands of dollars to obtain a permit to work in Canada — only to end up with nothing. 

CBC Radio-Canada spoke with multiple experts who say some employers and immigration consultants in B.C. often take advantage of workers from abroad. 

Pawan, a young woman from India, says she was asked to pay $30,000 in an attempt to obtain a temporary foreign workers [TFW] permit in Canada but instead was charged exorbitant fees by a TFW recruiter and her eventual employer without ever obtaining one.

During the process, Pawan, 25, says she faced broken promises, threats and illegal requests for thousands of dollars in processing fees when she

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