The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) has released this second report on the working and living conditions of foreign workers in Alberta. Entrenching Exploitation updates and expands upon the first report, documenting serious exploitation and abuse at the hands of employers and the government. This PDF (44 pages, 2009) is available for free download.
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Temporary foreign workers
This online resource from the Alberta Department of Jobs, Skills, Labour and Training provides information for Alberta employers on the process of hiring foreign workers.
This division of Alberta Employment and Immigration will help temporary foreign workers to learn about their rights and find solutions for problem situations. Booklets and brochures are available for employers and for workers. (Guide for Employees is available in 13 languages.) A walk-in office and a helpline are offered for assistance.
The Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) was established in 2007. Its mandate is to provide internationally trained individuals with the information, path-finding and referral services to have their credentials assessed and recognized. The FCRO is also responsible for guiding and monitoring the implementation of pre-arrival services.