Overview of the case
Four foreign workers have started a class action in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Mac’s Convenience Stores, Overseas Immigration Services Inc., Overseas Career and Consulting Services Ltd. and Trident Immigration Services Ltd. (together, “the Defendants”). The class action alleges that the Defendants charged foreign workers large recruitment fees to obtain legal employment at Mac’s Convenience Stores in Western Canada. Mac’s then entered into employment contracts some of with the foreign workers. When some of the workers arrived in Canada, Mac’s refused or neglected to provide the work that was guaranteed in the employment contract. The class action is seeking compensation for the workers harmed by this practice.
Who can participate?
The case is brought on behalf of any foreign workers who, on or after December 11, 2009, made payments to Overseas Immigration Services Inc., Overseas Career and Consulting Services Ltd., and/or Trident Immigration Services Ltd. for the purpose of securing employment in Canada, and who were afterwards provided with employment contracts to work at Mac’s Convenience Stores in British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan (“Western Canada”) under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program but whose employment as set out in the employment contracts was not provided. You may be able to participate in this class action if you are a foreign worker who, on or after December 11, 2009:
- made payments to Overseas Immigration Services Inc., Overseas Career and Consulting Ltd., Trident Immigration Services and/or Kuldeep Bansal to secure employment in Canada with a Mac’s Convenience Store in British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories or Saskatchewan under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program
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