Foreign Workers In Malaysia

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A foreign worker is a person who works in a country other than the one of which he or she is a citizen (Wikipedia). Migrant workers may follow work within their own state or between states, depending on which definition is applied. Some foreign workers are present temporarily and legally through a guest worker program in a country with more preferred job prospects than their home country. Some turned out to be illegal immigrants. Foreign workers are temporarily living in the country in where they work, and will often send most or all wages earned back to their country of origin. The workers can be classified into the highly skilled workers or low skilled workers and unskilled workers. Those foreign workers also can be classified into legal workers and illegal workers. However, those foreign workers also can bring some certain positive input besides negative effect to our country. In Canada, foreign nationals are accepted into Canada on a temporary basis for a number of reasons, including student visas, refugee claims, or under special permits. The largest group however is called the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, under which workers are brought to Canada by their employers for specific jobs. In 2006, there were a total of 265,000 foreign workers in Canada. Amongst those of working age, there was a 118% growth from 1996. By 2008, the intake of non-permanent immigrants, had caught up with the intake of permanent immigrants. Current estimates on the total number of international foreign workers stand at approximately 25 million, with a corresponding number of dependents accompanying them. An approximated 14 million foreign workers hold out in the United States, which makes most of its immigrants from Mexico, including 4 or 5 mill... ... middle of paper ... the impact on changing the culture of local society. The effect on the variation of culture and language aspect because these foreign workers have formed a social organization and their own culture. It also may give impact among the local society, especially for teenagers and children. It may be not good for children and teenager’s growth with such bad environment. They may get involved with crime activities. Besides that, with such a negative assimilation and acculturation of culture will rises socio-cultural problem like large HIV infection among people in the country. This will affect medical cost, stretched public health and public sector financial things. In conclusion, we do ensure that hiring foreign workers bring significant betterments, an improvement, but also positive and negative consequence towards the life in the cultural society in the country.

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