Saturday, December 15, 2007

Alberta opens two advisory offices to help foreign workers

read full article: Journal of Commerce
The first advisory offices for temporary foreign workers in Canada are being established to help ensure vulnerable workers are treated fairly.

The Alberta Government announced on Dec. 10 that two workers advisory offices have opened in Edmonton and Calgary at a cost of $1 million a year.

The offices, which are the first of their kind in Canada, will provide access to information and services for temporary foreign workers.

Investigations of complaints and inspections will be carried out by eight experienced employment standards officers.

They will help resolve employment standards or occupational health and safety issues.

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