Contact the Foreign Worker Recruitment and Protection Unit for help with resolving issues or complaints you may have about the immigration or recruitment process. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be shared without your consent.
Complaints about the immigration or recruitment process should be made to the Foreign Worker Recruitment and Protection Unit. The unit works to protect immigrants and foreign workers in Saskatchewan.
They 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 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 under the FWRISA.
Contact the Foreign Worker Recruitment and Protection Unit if you have been mistreated by:
- your employer;
- your immigration consultant or recruiter; or
- anyone who helped in your immigration process.
You do not need permission to contact the Foreign Worker Recruitment and Protection Unit. All of your information will be kept confidential and will not be shared without your consent.
To file a complaint, please download and complete the complaint form. The form can be faxed to 1‑833‑626‑9424 or emailed to FWRISA@gov.sk.ca
If you feel your safety or well-being is threatened, you may contact the RCMP or your local police service.
If you make a complaint to the Foreign Worker Recruitment and Protection Unit, it may be investigated. This could happen if:
- Your employer or foreign worker recruiter has made you pay for your job recruiting costs 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 your employment opportunities in Saskatchewan.
- 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).
The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Protection Unit will review the complaints by gathering the following from you and/or those involved:
- documentation; and
- any other evidence.
After the reviews, if the Foreign Worker Recruitment and Protection Unit decides the complaint is valid, they will try to resolve it under the authorities of The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act. The unit 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.