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Mexico calls on Canada to maintain new measures protecting migrant workers

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Inspections, national housing standards, and continuing a binational contact group are among key commitments Mexico would like from Canada, says its consular head in Ottawa.

Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough said late last month the government will consult about establishing minimum requirements for employer-provided accommodations under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The Mexican Embassy says national standards for housing has been a 'longstanding issue' and one that should be addressed before next season. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The continuation and evolution of measures brought in to improve safety for Mexican workers in Canada after three deaths and multiple COVID-19 outbreaks is the top priority for this week’s talks between the two countries, says a Mexican diplomat in Canada.

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