Temporary Foreign Workers Canada

Tories Quietly Insert Exemption Into Foreign Worker Crackdown

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says Ottawa is willing to extend to other provinces the measures it has given Alberta for some of it...

Tim Hortons Whistleblowers Fear Possible Deportation

CBC | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business

Two whistle-blowers who exposed problems with Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker program are nervously awaiting a government decision on their fat...

Why Is Stephen Harper Sending Us Back to 1973?

Syed Hussan | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Politics
Syed Hussan

The creation of the "temporary" migrant worker programs were at their very core a policy rooted in racist exclusion. And that's exactly where the clock is being turned to today. The shutting out of thousands of racialized women from permanent immigration status is being strangely spun as a step forward. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander insisted, "We are saying to the whole Canadian population, to caregivers above all, the time of abuse and vulnerability is over".

CFIB Wants Special Visa To Replace TFW Program

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is calling on Ottawa to replace its controversial temporary foreign worker program with a vis...

Quebec Farmers Sound Off On TFW Program

CBC | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Business

A group representing Quebec agriculture workers says some farms risk shutting down because of the bureaucracy surrounding the temporary foreign worker...

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...

Foreign Worker Who Died In Freak Accident Left Chilling Video

CBC | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Business

A video uncovered by Radio-Canada paints a grim picture of the working conditions one temporary foreign worker allegedly experienced on an Ormstown fa...

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...

Foreign Worker 'Mess' In Oilsands: Canadian Tradesmen

CBC | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian tradesmen from a huge oilsands construction project are waving a red flag about safety hazards and near misses, which they blame on the use o...

Think Long Term on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Matt Grant | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Alberta
Matt Grant

The government created major problems for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program when it began to loosen the rules in 2006; it created an approval process with little oversight that largely amounted to rubber stamping applications, which has directly led to Canadians losing their jobs to temporary foreign workers.

TFW Program Changes Not Calming B.C. Debate

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The federal government's planned overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program has done little to calm debate in British Columbia, wher...

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...

Alberta Doesn't Like Foreign Workers Cap

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Jobs Minister Kyle Fawcett says Ottawa's plan to reduce and cap the number of temporary foreign workers will harm Alberta — and b...

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.

The Insane Reason Restaurants Canada Says It Needs TFWs

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Business

Would you sling double-doubles at Tim Hortons for $195,000 a year? According to the head of Canada’s predominant restaurant lobby group, no you w...

Feds OK'd Thousands Of TFWs At Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Business

The federal government approved more than 15,000 temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions at minimum wage over the past four years, a fact labour lead...

Number Of Foreign Workers Triples In .. Atlantic Canada?

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - The use of temporary foreign workers tripled in Atlantic Canada between 2005 and 2012, says a new report that warns changes to the controver...

B.C. Film Company Accused Of Foreign Worker Fraud, Extortion

CBC | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An Iranian couple are going public about how a B.C. business charged them $15,000 to come to Canada — a violation of the Temporary Foreign Worker P...

Tories' Greatest Anti-Business Moves

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The federal government is once again making the business community nervous, this time by floating a so-called wage floor as it ponders meas...

Tories Mull Tougher TFW Crackdown

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The business community is reacting with apprehension to the federal government's consideration of a so-called wage floor as it ponders new fi...

Setting the Record Straight on Temporary Foreign Workers

Dan Kelly | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

It seems the recent firestorm around the Temporary Foreign Worker program has brought out the very best, as well as the very worst, in Canadians. The program has some flaws. But we all need to take a deep breath and avoid the temptation to convict an employer based on a media story.

Little Alberta Union Helps TFWs Come To Canada

CBC | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Alberta

Filipino butcher Eduardo Basa knew little about the small-town meat-packing plant in southern Alberta where he'd secured a job under the Tempor...

Temp Foreign Workers Blacklisted For Complaining

The Dominion | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business

When Jose Sicajau left his community in Guatemala to participate in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, he hoped to make enough money doing s...

LOOK: Map Plots Businesses Using TFWs

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The vast majority of temporary foreign workers approved in the two westernmost provinces were located in the three major urban centres, ac...

Althia Raj

Is This Youth Exchange Program A Back Door For TFWs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — A youth exchange program is drawing the attention of opposition parties and student groups who question whether it is being used as a back ...