If you make a complaint to the PILU, it may be investigated. This could happen if:
- Your employer or foreign worker recruiter has made you pay for your job or for government approvals such as a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Job Approval Letter, or has misled you about employment opportunities in Saskatchewan.
- Your employer:
- Has provided less hours or paid you less than the wage offered to you in your SINP Job Approval Letter or LMIA or is withholding your pay or not paying you in full for your hours worked;
- Has threatened to fire you if you complain;
- Is requiring that you reside in a specific area/apartment/house; or
- Is deducting money off your paychecks (except for legislatively required deductions).
- Your employer/immigration consultant/foreign worker recruiter has:
- Provided you with invalid or fraudulent documents;
- Threatened to deport you or to cancel your work permit/resident visa; or
- Taken and refused to return your personal property (e.g., passport, work permit, birth certificate).
We’ll review the complaints by gathering the following from you and/or those involved:
- Documentation, and
- Any other evidence.
After our reviews, if we decide the complaint is valid, we will try to resolve it under the authorities of The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act. We may also refer the case to another agency if needed. If at fault, an employer may lose their right to hire foreign workers, or a recruiter or immigration consultant may lose their licence.