Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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

Justin Beach | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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...

Foreign Worker Permits Handed Out Like Candy

CBC | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Business

The government must tighten up requirements that allow Canadian employers to hire low skilled temporary foreign workers and do a better job enforcing...

Restaurant Investigated For Possibly Violating Temporary Foreign Worker Program

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government is investigating a possible violation of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which has been a black eye for the gove...

Companies Hiring Foreign Workers Aren't Going To Be Happy About This

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government says it will bring in legislation to allow it to impose heavy penalties on firms that abuse the temporary foreign work...

Feds To Shut Down 'Liberal Strippergate'

CBC | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Politics

Canadians will see a range of federal rules come into effect this week governing everything from the taxes they pay to the type of light bulbs they ca...

Feds Slap Fee On Temporary Foreign Workers

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Harper government says it has further tightened the rules governing its controversial temporary foreign worker program, confirming it wil...

Canada Becoming Dependent On Foreign Workers, Experts Fear

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Dave Kaiser owns and operates McDonald's restaurants in Cranbrook, B.C., and Fernie, near the Alberta border — two towns less than an ho...

Denny's Settles Foreign Workers Lawsuit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Denny's restaurants in British Columbia have served up a court settlement to more than 70 temporary foreign workers.The workers launched a...

Foreign Worker Program Needs Fixing: Minister

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The company behind a plan to use Chinese miners at a proposed underground coal mine in northern British Columbia is pleading with a pair o...

Double-Double Labour Trouble

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Four temporary workers from Mexico who worked at Tim Hortons in northern B.C. have launched a human rights complaint against their employer. The wo...

Entire Foreign Worker Program Under Review

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Controversial plans to hire 201 Chinese workers at a proposed mine in northern British Columbia have prompted Ottawa to announce a review ...