Throughout the immigration or recruitment process, immigration consultants and recruiters cannot:
- Charge you to be recruited for a job. The employer must pay all recruitment costs;
- Provide misleading or incorrect information about the job opportunity, fees, services or any other aspect of the recruitment process;
- Take your passport, work permit, any other legal documents or personal property;
- Threaten to have you deported;
- Communicate with your family members, relatives or friends if you ask them not to do so; or
- Refuse to recruit you for a Saskatchewan employer unless you purchase other services such as immigration consulting.
In addition, your immigration consultant must sign a contract with you. This contract must:
- Be easy to understand;
- List all the services and their costs; and
- Describe any added expenses you will be expected to pay. You don't have to pay for services not identified in the contract.
Once you enter Canada and are working in Saskatchewan, you will have the same protection other employees receive under provincial labour laws such as The Saskatchewan Employment Act.
Learn more about selecting an immigration consultant or recruiter, how to avoid fraud and other unethical practices on the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.