Edmonton woman pleads guilty to illegally employing foreign nationals

By on February 5, 2016

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EDMONTON—After a five-year investigation by Canada Border Services into foreign nationals working in the country, an Edmonton woman has pleaded guilty to two counts under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Jennilyn Morris was charged in connection with close to 70 people working improperly in Canada.

Between 2007 and 2010, Canada Border Services says Morris employed at least 68 foreign nationals who were not authorized to work in Canada.

The foreign nationals were in Canada as visitors or with work permits for other employers.

It is an offence to employ foreign nationals in a capacity in which they are not authorized to be employed.

In three cases, people from the Philippines were induced to come to Canada, and then not paid what was promised for their labour.

Morris’s sentencing hearing will begin May 16.