Federal Government Resources on Human Trafficking

Sections 279.01, 279.02, and 279.03 of the Criminal Code of Canada (Code criminel du Canada) deal specifically with human trafficking, either international or domestic. Section 279.011 addresses child trafficking, specifically mandatory minimum sentences.

The federal Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (PDF) (IRPA) (Loi sur l’immigration et la protection des réfugiés) applies when a human trafficker brings a trafficked person from another country into Canada..

Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Protection and Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking (Protection et aide pour les victimes de trafic de personnes) website includes information on Temporary Resident Permits (TRP).

The Government of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (Embaucher un travailleur étranger temporaire) enables employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary basis.

The Department of Justice’s A Crime Victim’s Guide to the Criminal Justice System (Qu’est-ce que la traite des personnes?) provides information on court support and testimonial aids that can assist a trafficked person to testify in court.

International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy prepared
An Exploration of Promising Practices in Response to Human Trafficking in Canada for the Federal/Provincial/Territorial/ Forum of Status of Women Senior Officials.

Lucie Ogrodnik and the Canadian Center for Justice Statistics prepared Towards the Development of a National Data Collection Framework to Measure Trafficking in Persons (Vers l'élaboration d'un cadre national de collecte de données pour mesurer la traite des personnes), which examines the feasibility of developing a national data collection framework to measure trafficking in persons in Canada.


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