Cases handled by WCDWA revealed caregivers experiencing shock and intimidation, leading to difficulty in properly answering questions by CBSA officers.
But WCDWA's Drolet is questioning if CBSA's resources are best used in investigating caregivers who are among B.C.'s most vulnerable workers.
Neither is it a coincidence that global dependence on temporary labour continues to rise: approximately 2.5 million temporary workers entered Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in 2006, roughly three times the number of workers who entered on a permanent basis in the same year (WCDWA 8).
face years of separation while they work their way through the various qualifying and processing stages of their immigration journey" (WCDWA 34).
Lax enforcement of laws enables unscrupulous recruiters and employers to exploit vulnerable workers with illegal recruitment fees and dangerously inadequate housing (WCDWA 26, 24).