Levin, Dan. 2017. “Foreign Farmworkers in Canada Fear Deportation If They Complain.” The New York Times, August 13.
Migrant farmworkers in Canada are often exploited and do not report complaints out of fear of being deported. Canada’s seasonal agriculture worker program was set up to recruit migrants from Mexico and 11 Caribbean nations to work for up to eight months a year to address chronic labor shortages, but critics say the program is poorly supervised, leaving workers vulnerable to exploitation and at risk of deportation.