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Migrant construction workers sue Ottawa for discrimination

Migrant construction workers sue Ottawa for discrimination – Citizenship and Immigration Canada said skilled tradespersons are not restricted to the skilled trades workers program for permanent residency — they can be admitted to Canada under other immigration programs, such as the Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program.

“The FST program targets a very valuable but narrow category of economic permanent residents. We want to see this stream grow, but recognize these skilled tradespeople also have other programs available to them,” said department spokesperson Remi Lariviere.

More than 150 migrant construction workers are suing Ottawa, claiming they have been discriminated against under a program that invites them to work in Canada but welcomes only English-speaking candidates when it comes to letting them stay on permanently. The workers from Italy, Portugal and Poland have been employed in Canada on work permits for at…





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