Human trafficking exists when a trafficker takes action against another person using at least one means, for the purpose of exploiting that person for financial or material gain.
All three elements must be present (except that child victims do not require illegal means).
Types of Trafficking
In international trafficking, a trafficker transports a citizen across borders from one country into another country in order to exploit them, using fraudulent or valid documents for entry. Domestic trafficking occurs within a country’s borders; the trafficked person may be a citizen, permanent resident, visitor, temporary worker or student.
While international trafficking dominates the media, there are also many instances of domestic trafficking in Canada, including London-Middlesex. Many of these are women who are being sexually exploited.