Temporary Foreign Workers Program

Liberals Mull Allowing Temporary Foreign Workers For LNG Projects

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Business

MaryAnn Mihychuk's officials told her it was inevitable that companies would need temporary foreign workers to proceed with energy projects in Western Canada.

Tory MP Sorry For Remark About 'Whities' And 'Brown People'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP has apologized for using "offensive and inappropriate language" related to Canada's temporary foreign workers program.Media...

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 fate. ...

Alberta Company Barred From Using TFW Program

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The federal government has barred an Alberta lodging company from using the temporary foreign worker program for the next two years.Noralta ...

B.C. Premier Chides Feds Over TFW Overhaul

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has accused federal politicians of "tragically misdirected" policies over the issue of temporary fo...

Kenney Willing To Consider TFW Program Exemptions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Business

CHARLOTTETOWN - Employment Minister Jason Kenney says he's willing to consider regional exemptions to his recent overhaul of the temporary foreign wor...

Trudeau: Tory TFW Program Among Most 'Anti-Alberta' Policies In Years

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is describing the Conservative government's embattled temporary foreign worker program as "one of the most anti-Alberta federa...

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...

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 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...

Liberals' 5-Point Plan To Fix Temporary Foreign Worker Program

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Khristina Lawless is almost single-handedly raising five children and operating a cattle ranch in rural Saskatchewan as her husband works shi...

My Company Owes Its Sweet Success To Temporary Foreign Workers

Amrita Sandhu | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Amrita Sandhu

The foreign workers we hire are not just low-skilled employees who work for minimum wage. They are the driving force behind our organization. It is these very same foreign workers who actually create the opportunity for many Canadian employees to find and keep jobs.

Company (Sort Of) Apologizes For 'Caucasian' Job Ad

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

The B.C. company that sought a "probably Caucasian" candidate in a recent job posting has updated the online ad with an apology of sorts. Earlier t...

Restaurant Under Investigation After Servers Lose Jobs To Foreign Workers

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2014 | 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...