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Licensing recruiters to protect foreign workers
Foreign workers who help fill labour shortages in a wide range of B.C. sectors will be better protected under a new government licensing requirement for recruiters.
Those recruiters who help secure employment in B.C. for foreign workers have until Oct. 1, 2019, to acquire a licence.
This new licensing requirement will give better protection to workers new to Canada, including people who enter under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and are more vulnerable to abuse in the workplace. Information about licensed recruiters will now also be available online in a searchable registry so that employers and foreign nationals will know which recruiters are licensed and in good standing.
Learn more: news.gov.bc.ca/20279