Indicators of Trafficking for Forced Labour
In Canada, men, women, and children may be recruited by individuals or through employment agencies that may charge exorbitant fees for visa applications or transportation. Internationally trafficked persons may enter Canada legally, for example with a visitor or student visa, or they may enter Canada using false or forged documents.
People trafficked for forced labour may work just about anywhere: in legitimate settings, such as a farm, a food-processing plant, a technology factory, a construction site, a restaurant or hotel; or in illegal settings, such as a drug lab. They may be highly skilled, but not working in their skill area. They may receive little or no pay, while others must submit all or a large part of their earnings to the traffickers. They may experience threats of violence and threats of deportation from their traffickers.
In the following video, Professor Benjamin Perrin talks about the
indicators of forced labour trafficking.
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