Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Feds Mull Tougher Penalties For Violations Of TFW Regulations

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | Canada Business

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

Company Lays Off Canadians, Keeps Temporary Foreign Workers

CBC | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Business

A large electrical contractor in Saskatchewan is being investigated by the federal government over allegations it laid off dozens of Canadian electric...

5 Arrested In Temporary Foreign Worker Scam

CBC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Business

Five people in the Toronto area have been arrested for an alleged scam in Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. A year-long investigation...

Alberta PC Leadership Hopefuls Concerned About Foreign Worker Reductions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The three candidates vying to be the next premier of Alberta say Ottawa's plan to reduce the number of temporary foreign workers won't work...

Kenney Effectively 'Phasing Out' Foreign Worker Program

CBC | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Business

Employment Minister Jason Kenney says he considered shutting down the Temporary Foreign Worker Program altogether but has decided to phase it out ins...

Ottawa To Cut Size And Scope Of Temporary Foreign Worker Program

CBC | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Business

Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander will unveil long-promised reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program...

Let Foreign Workers Stay: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A poll commissioned by the federal government suggests Canadians would support the controversial temporary foreign workers program if it didn...

Why Temporary Foreign Workers Should Be Made Permanent Citizens

Steve Lafleur | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Business
Steve Lafleur

Some Canadian provinces and industries have the same need for foreign workers, and so it's crucial that the appropriate program is in place to meet these needs. The TFWP may be the right model in some instances, but permanent immigration is generally preferable. The temporary foreign worker program is only a temporary fix to the problem of labour shortages in Canada. What we really need is more foreign workers to become citizens. The Canadian government is catching onto this notion.

Everybody To Corporate Canada: Stop Being So Damn Cheap

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - What's plaguing corporate Canada?In recent weeks, Canadian businesses — sitting on historically massive cash reserves — have been under f...

Airlines Allowed To Fly Around Foreign Worker Rules

PressProgress | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Business

Jason Kenney's department permitted airlines to hire foreign pilots under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program after acknowledging carriers were sides...

Tories Were Warned Years Ago That TFWs Were Replacing Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Business

A cabinet minister in the Harper government was warned two years ago that jobs were going to temporary foreign workers even in areas where there were ...

Look What They're Telling Europeans About TFW Program

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - An upcoming jobs fair in France is telling Canadian employers they can hire temporary foreign workers and bypass skills and wage requirements...

Is Canada Addicted To Temporary Foreign Workers?

CBC | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Business

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program has ballooned into a problem that's hurting not only unemployed Canadians but those coming here from abroad...

TFW Program 'Will Slowly Kill This Industry'

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian helicopter pilots say they're being denied jobs in favour of cheaper temporary foreign workers as alarm bells grow ever louder about...

Yet Another Program To Bring Foreign Workers To Canada

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Are you an employer keen to hire help from abroad, but nervous about the controversy dogging Ottawa's temporary foreign worker program?The go...

6 Of The CFIB's Most Controversial Claims About Foreign Workers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Business

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has been one of the most vocal supporters of Canada’s temporary foreign worker (TFW) program,...

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...

Calgary Restaurants Struggle With Labour Shortage

CBC | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

The suspension of the federal foreign workers program is leaving some Calgary restaurants struggling with a labour shortage. In Alberta, the hungry...

Wage Growth 'Missing In Action," BMO Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business

A recent report in the New York Times asserted that Canada may have the highest median income of any major developed country, but many economists poin...

Industry Warns Of Wave Of Restaurant Closures

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business

The federal government’s decision to suspend the temporary foreign worker (TFW) program for restaurants has the industry up in arms, with a leading ...

McDonald's Attacks CBC After CEO's ‘Bulls**t' Comment

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business

McDonald’s Canada went on an all-out attack against the CBC Friday, accusing the broadcaster of playing loose with the facts after it aired audio of...

The Similarities Between Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Slavery

Justin Beach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

Currently, Canada is operating a temporary foreign worker program under which employers may bring foreign workers into Canada to work for a set period of time. The temporary workers are bound to their employer and may not quit for any reason or seek other employment. As it turns out, the control employers have over the workers runs far deeper than that at least in some cases.

One-Quarter Of New Jobs May Be Going To Temp Foreign Workers: PBO

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Business

The number of job opportunities in Canada is shrinking, and the temporary foreign worker (TFW) program may be to blame, according to an overlooked com...