Briefing note from labour ministry suggests Canadians will be first in line for LNG jobs.
C.D. Howe Institute cites unintended consequences of recent changes.
A shortage of about 1,000 meat cutters and other staff is preventing companies from operating at full capacity or increasing exports.
Growing concern among seafood processors over potential worker shortages.
“Foolish statement damages all of us. Years of hard work down the drain.”
Foreign candidates would work for two years; count towards permanent residency.
Maximum fines could increase to $100,000, specifically for violations that have resulted in financial benefit.
System will allow Canadian employers to select skilled candidates from abroad if there are no Canadians available for the work.
Canadian companies are using more temporary foreign workers and unpaid interns despite sitting on historically high cash reserves.
Unifor’s Jerry Dias says promises to crack down on abuses of the program don’t address its fundamental problems.
Liberal MPs are questioning why so many foreign workers were hired in Windsor when the city grappled with a 9% unemployment rate for much of 2013.
MP’s sent a real-life stories that shows how small businesses use and benefit from the program.