The Migrant Workers Centre, a Vancouver-based non-profit group, examined 30 investigations by immigration officers and found vulnerability of migrant workers.

Temporary foreign workers in British Columbia who try to escape abusive workplaces face barriers in accessing legal assistance, translation services and overcoming the biases of immigration officers who investigate their complaints, according to a new report.

The Migrant Workers Centre, a Vancouver-based non-profit group, examined 30 investigations by immigration officers into allegations made by migrant workers in B.C. and found what it calls “a troubling narrative.”

“It shows a lack of understanding of the vulnerability of migrant workers who are here and who are trying to gain authorization to work in Canada,” said Amanda Aziz, an immigration lawyer and the report’s author.

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