Need for unskilled and skilled labor is so more in British Columbia, Few construction subcontractors are employing illegal foreign workers to handle with the deficit. This series explores this province broad issue and the difficulties that faced by construction workers who are not having any documents.
Figures Showing the Importance of Unskilled Labour
Construction hired 225,500 people in the year 2017, as per the Association of BC Construction, and the industry estimates for approximately 9 percent of the B.C province’s G.D.P. The requirement for workers is estimated to grow with future transit projects such as the expansion of the SkyTrain project in the Vancouver and the rail project of Surrey light.
Also, the B.C government has pledged to build 114,000 housing units in the succeeding ten years, as well as many new schools. Industry specialists predict B.C. is suffering a massive labor deficit. The British Columbia Construction Association expects 15,000 construction positions will go vacant this year.
Immigration status in B.C
The fines for organizations that hire unauthorized workers can go as big as $50,000 in fines and 02 years in jail. The Revenue Agency of Canada works with immigration officials to investigate organizations and people who duck the law.
In most cases, if one federal bureau lays criminal attacks upon a corporation and its people, the CRA could continue by way of civil evaluations to recover any exceptional income tax or G.S.T plus interest and penalties, where appropriate, told a spokesperson of CRA.
In the subsequent parts of this series, stories will unfold on the living circumstances and undocumented workers in health care, as well as the underground construction economy.
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