Temporary Foreign Workers Program

Restaurant Under Investigation After Servers Lose Jobs To Foreign Workers

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government said Monday it is investigating a Saskatchewan restaurant where two long-serving waitresses say they and two others re...

Company Broke Its Promise, Oilsands Workers Say

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta Federation of Labour is calling out a job contractor for backing out on its promise to rehire workers from an oilsands site. In a press...

Crackdown Ripped As Harper's 'Worst Decision For Business'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA _ Tough new regulations aimed at quelling fears that foreigners are snatching jobs from Canadians kicked in on Tuesday, empowering government o...

Temporary Workers Accuse Tim Hortons Boss Of Cheating Them

CBC | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Business

Two former employees of a Tim Hortons in small-town British Columbia say their employer took advantage of their status as temporary foreign worker...

Warrantless Inspections Are Long Overdue

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

The federal government announced recently that they would be conducting more stringent and warrantless inspections of workplaces in order to crack down on human rights abuses and illegal practices. This news comes after years of scathing criticism of the human rights abuses within the Temporary Foreign Worker program.

On Immigration, Provinces Should Follow Alberta

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Alberta
Senator Mobina Jaffer

Alberta recently announced on June 20, 2013, that temporary foreign workers who have been employed within Canada for a minimum of two years are eligible to self-nominate themselves for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.

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...

Should Canadians Get These Jobs?

CBC | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The fight by two labour unions against a company that hired more than 200 temporary workers from China for its coal mine in northeastern B.C. heads to...

Stoking Fear Over Chinese Investment

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An internal federal review of a decision to grant permits to a Chinese company to bring temporary foreign workers from China for its Briti...

Surge Of Tagalog Does Not Equal Filipino Progress In Canada

Charlene Sayo | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

The mere fact that the media has zeroed in on Tagalog as the fastest growing immigrant language, and the public's surprise of this so-called linguistic phenomenon, is telling of the social insignificance of Canada's third largest ethnic group. Sure, Filipinos are common props in fast-food restaurants, hotels and homes, but their lack of political and economic weight renders them invisible despite their large presence and 24/7 work cycles.

B.C. Foreign Workers Anger Union

CBC | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The United Steelworkers Union is angry over a plan to bring in temporary Chinese workers to several coal mines in northeastern BC. About 2...