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Resolving Immigration Issues and Complaints

You can contact the Program Integrity and Legislation Unit (PILU) for help with resolving issues or complaints you may have about the immigration or recruitment process. Your information will be treated as confidential and won’t be shared without your consent.

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1. Making a Complaint

Complaints about the immigration or recruitment process should be made to the Program Integrity and Legislation Unit (PILU). At the PILU, we work to protect immigrants and foreign workers in Saskatchewan.

We do this by:

  • Handling all complaints related to immigrants, employers, foreign worker recruiters and immigration consultants - where mistreatment under The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act or fraud or misrepresentation has been reported or suspected;
  • Licensing foreign worker recruiters and immigration consultants; and
  • Providing public education on the rights and responsibilities of foreign nationals, employers, recruiters and consultants.

Contact us at the PILU if you feel you've been mistreated by:

  • Your employer;
  • Your immigration consultant or recruiter; or
  • Anyone who helped in your immigration process.

You don't need permission to contact the PILU and we'll keep all your information confidential. We also won't share it without your consent.

If you feel your safety or well-being is threatened, you may contact the RCMP or your local police service.

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2. How PILU Reviews Complaints

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:

  • Statements;
  • 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.

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