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Agriculture Roundup for Monday September 26, 2022

New amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations have now taken effect.

The 13 changes include measures to strengthen the laws around temporary foreign workers (TFW).

Employers must provide TFWs with information about their rights in Canada, prohibit employers from charging workers recruitment fees, and ensure there are no actions against workers who come forward with complaints.

Employers using the TFW Program are also required to provide private health insurance when needed.

Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough said everyone deserves to work in dignity, in safety, and in health.

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