Changes to the temporary foreign worker program as put forth by Employment Minister Jason Kenney are drawing severe criticism from Maritime labour ministers who are concerned that lobster and seafood industry will be dramatically affected. The ministers draw a comparison of the fishery to the agriculture industry, which is allowed to employ the temporary workers.
The B.C. government has abruptly ended its provincial immigration program for the next three months, saying new federal limits on temporary foreign workers have caused an unmanageable flood of applicants seeking entry to Canada through British Columbia. According to Jobs Minister Shirley Bond, no new applications will be accepted until July 2, giving her staff
The fate of thousands of temporary foreign workers facing deportation beginning April 1 emerged as a high-stakes national issue, with small business urging Ottawa to let them stay and the federal government threatening to track down any who try to go underground. Many low-skilled people who came to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Thousands of temporary foreign workers in low-skill jobs who have been in Canada for over four years will have to leave from April 1, when the first possible four-year limit on their stay comes into effect since its introduction in 2011. Under the old rules, temporary foreign workers (TFWs) were allowed to re-apply and continue
Operational Bulletin 434 – July 09, 2012 Clarifying the Responsibilities of Service Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency in regard to Assessing a Temporary Foreign Worker’s Eligibility to Work in Alberta in a Compulsory Certification Trade Position Summary This Operational Bulletin (OB) provides information about the manner in which officers
A report by the Canada West Foundation claims that the reduction in temporary foreign workers will not lead to more jobs for Canadians in provinces with high unemployment. The report also warns of a severe economic impact on Alberta, which has been told to make the biggest cutbacks in new incoming TFWs. Read More Source: