Mexico pausing on sending temporary foreign workers after COVID deaths
As many as 5,000 expected to arrive in Canada in the coming months will be held back.
Quebec’s COVID-19 outbreak among migrant farm workers ‘under control’
Eighteen of 49 temporary foreign workers at a Vegpro farm facility tested positive for COVID-19.
Government seeking out foreign workers for LNG projects
Briefing note from labour ministry suggests Canadians will be first in line for LNG jobs.
Report recommends next steps immigration policy
C.D. Howe Institute cites unintended consequences of recent changes.
TFWs not the answer to meat plant labour shortage: minister
A shortage of about 1,000 meat cutters and other staff is preventing companies from operating at full capacity or increasing exports.
PEI’s PM wants flexibility to keep TFWs at fish plants
Growing concern among seafood processors over potential worker shortages.
MP Obhrai slams Williamson for ‘brown people’ comment
“Foolish statement damages all of us. Years of hard work down the drain.”
CFIB wants TFW program replaced by special visa
Foreign candidates would work for two years; count towards permanent residency.
Feds considering lifetime bans for companies that violate TFW rules
Maximum fines could increase to $100,000, specifically for violations that have resulted in financial benefit.
New immigrants not sold on express entry system, study says
System will allow Canadian employers to select skilled candidates from abroad if there are no Canadians available for the work.
Amid labour controversies, corporate Canada urged to open coffers
Canadian companies are using more temporary foreign workers and unpaid interns despite sitting on historically high cash reserves.
Temporary foreign workers should be able to immigrate, union says
Unifor’s Jerry Dias says promises to crack down on abuses of the program don’t address its fundamental problems.
Kenney defends temporary workers hired in Windsor, Ont.
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.
CFIB sets the record straight on Temporary Foreign Workers
MP’s sent a real-life stories that shows how small businesses use and benefit from the program.