Canada Foreign Workers

Foreign Worker Pays $25K For Non-Existent Job

CBC | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Business

An Ontario immigration consultant is under investigation for charging foreign clients up to $25,000 to help them enter Canada to work at low-skill ...

Feds Mull Tougher Penalties For Violations Of TFW Regulations

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government is considering lifetime bans and heftier fines on employers found to have violated its new regulations on temporary fo...

Foriegn Worker Applications Plummet

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Employment Minister Jason Kenney says there's been a significant decrease in applications for temporary foreign workers since the government ...

'Basically, Human Trafficking'

CBC | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Business

A temporary foreign worker who sold massage devices and other products in mall kiosks has reported he and his colleagues worked hundreds of hours for...

An Apology to the Foreign Workers Who Serve Us Fast Food

Vanessa Routley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Business
Vanessa Routley

Canada's temporary foreign worker policy is at odds with Canadian values, and frankly, this is getting a bit awkward. If you're like me, you're beginning to want to apologize to the people who serve us fast food. And maybe we should apologize, though it's not our fault. If I could send a message to the Minister of Immigration I would tell him to be more pragmatic about the foreign worker problem. Not only is this easy to fix, it's imperative. It can make you look good, it's good for Canada, and you can turn this problem into a lot of new Canadian voters who'll love you.

Kenney In Hot Seat

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - In the midst of a fresh eruption of abuse allegations surrounding the government's troubled temporary foreign worker program, Jason Kenney's ...

'Probably Caucasian?' This Job's For You!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Amid the growing controversy over Canadian restaurants using temporary foreign workers comes a job posting from a B.C. company that's just the opposit...

Careful Students, Your Summer Job Pool Just Got Smaller

Vanessa Routley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Business
Vanessa Routley

While you were hard at work last semester studying and preparing for exams, the Government of Canada was busy, aggressively trying to attract foreign youth to Canada to work this summer. In the next two months a small army of ambitious youth from all the world will arrive in our airports. They will be issued an open work permit, and they will immediately begin to apply for the jobs you may have wanted this summer.

Food Services Sector Suspended From Foreign Workers Program

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Amid a roar of criticism, Employment Minister Jason Kenney took action Thursday against the government's scandal-ridden temporary foreign wor...

26 Foreign Workers Crammed Into A House

CBC | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Business

The Canada Border Services Agency is looking into allegations that more than two dozen foreign workers were housed in one Labrador City split-level re...

Irish To Fill Canada's Skilled Labour Void

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Western Canadian construction companies that are struggling to hire highly skilled workers will be offering jobs to almost 500 skilled Iri...

Althia Raj

How The Foreign Workers Crisis Could Be Easily Solved

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The problems caused by the federal Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program could be fixed easily if low-skilled workers were given easier ac...

Scratch That: Tories Reverse Changes To Foreign Worker Program

CP | Stephanie Levitz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - After weeks of public outcry over the scarcity of Canadian jobs, the Conservative government delivered a pink slip Monday to a series of cont...

Feds To Announce Changes To Foreign Workers Program

The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Business

The federal government is making it more difficult and more expensive for companies to turn to foreign workers to fill job vacancies in Canada. ...

Just The Beginning

CBC | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Business

The Royal Bank of Canada has issued a printed apology to workers affected by their outsourcing arrangements, but the bank's public relations problems ...

Too Many Temps

CBC | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Business

The Alberta Federation of Labour called for an inquiry Tuesday after it obtained a government list of more than 4,000 companies given approval to hire...

Temps Doing The Wrong Jobs In Alberta, Says Labour Group

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A labour group is calling for a review of a federal program designed to help employers quickly hire temporary foreign workers for high-skil...

What Happened to Canadian Innovation?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Business
Rachel Décoste

On Prime Minister Diefenbaker's Black Friday, it was announced that 14,000 jobs would vanish. The most sophisticated aircraft in the world, the Avro Arrow, would be dismantled and the pride of an entire country was slain along with it. I believe Canada has what it takes to produce another Avro Arrow.

Debate Or Hate In Foreign Worker Discussion?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Debate? Or hate?The use of temporary workers from China at a northern B.C. coal mine has sparked a court fight, duelling versions of event...

'Three Amigos' Employer Guilty Of Illegal Hires

CP | Carol Saunders, Winnipeg Free Press | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada Politics

THOMPSON, Man. - The owner of a gas bar in northern Manitoba has been fined $12,000 for illegally hiring foreign workers who paid a recruiter thousand...

Tories To Speed Up Foreign Worker Applications

CBC | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Business

Human Resources Minister Diane Finley said Wednesday that the changes being made by the federal government to the temporary foreign worker...