After years of praising the Temporary Foreign Worker program, Employment Minister Jason Kenney has suddenly slammed the door in the face of the program’s biggest user: the hospitality industry. Statistics show that the Temporary Foreign Worker program has been gradually spiralling out of control. Despite initially being introduced as a ‘last resort’ program, one in
Experts have warned that Alberta, which accounts for 26% of the country’s employment growth, may face a shortage of up to 96,000 workers by 2023 due to the changes introduced in the Temporary Foreign Workers Program in June 2014. Alberta’s unemployment rate stands at just 4.7% and it even has 100,000 workers from other provinces.