Government offers support to vulnerable migrant workers in Canada

The Government of Canada is providing more than $93,000 to the Migrant Workers' Dignity Association

Government offers support to vulnerable migrant workers in Canada
The Government of Canada is responsible for the protection temporary foreign workers, and recently announced that they would taking steps to help make them more aware of their personal rights.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that the Government of Canada is providing more than $93,000 to the Migrant Workers' Dignity Association (MWDA) to fund workshops for migrant workers.

There will be 17 workshops, information tools and materials which will help teach workers on topics such as health care and housing rights.

"When people come to Canada to contribute their talents to support our economic growth, the Government of Canada has a serious responsibility to ensure their rights and freedoms are protected in the same way as any Canadian's,” added Haidu.

“I am proud to collaborate with an organization like the Migrant Workers' Dignity Association that shares those same values, and has a proven record of making a difference.”

The MWDA is a non-profit organisation which helps protect the rights of migrant workers in Canada. The goal of the MWDA is to assist in improving the living conditions of temporary foreign workers living here. 


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