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Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Program: Fixed? Fixable?

Jeremy J. Nuttall, who exposed in The Tyee the illegal practice of recruiters charging international workers to gain entry to Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Program, carries his investigation forward with funding from Tyee readers. As the Conservative government declared it was reforming the system, Nuttall spent months investigating how workers, imported from countries ranging from the Philippines to Jamaica, are subject to abuse and what it would take to eliminate the practice.

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As Foreign Temp Program Rolls on, Oil Patch Workers Replaced

As Foreign Temp Program Rolls on, Oil Patch Workers Replaced

And more signs reforms fall short. First in a Tyee reader-funded series investigating controversial federal initiative.

Jeremy Nuttall / 16 Dec 2013


Why 'Abuse' of Temp Foreign Workers Is Hard to Stop

Why 'Abuse' of Temp Foreign Workers Is Hard to Stop

PM Harper has now admitted it happens. What can halt it? Second in a Tyee reader-funded series.

Jeremy Nuttall / 20 Jan 2014


As Temp Workers Flow from Jamaica, Scammers Swoop

As Temp Workers Flow from Jamaica, Scammers Swoop

Illegal fees, empty promises. Caribbean victims speak as Tyee reader-funded series continues.

Jeremy Nuttall / 22 Jan 2014


'Ghosts' Exploit Canada's Foreign Temp Worker Program

'Ghosts' Exploit Canada's Foreign Temp Worker Program

Federal fixes can't reach fraudsters cheating applicants of life savings, admit officials.

Jeremy Nuttall / 3 Feb 2014