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News Manufacturing General
June 16, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
June 12, 2020  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
August 29, 2016  

Government seeking out foreign workers for LNG projects

Briefing note from labour ministry suggests Canadians will be first in line for LNG jobs.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 10, 2016  

Report recommends next steps immigration policy

C.D. Howe Institute cites unintended consequences of recent changes.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Operations Production
January 8, 2016  

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.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
March 25, 2015  

PEI’s PM wants flexibility to keep TFWs at fish plants

Growing concern among seafood processors over potential worker shortages.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 10, 2015  

MP Obhrai slams Williamson for ‘brown people’ comment

“Foolish statement damages all of us. Years of hard work down the drain.”

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
December 1, 2014  

CFIB wants TFW program replaced by special visa

Foreign candidates would work for two years; count towards permanent residency.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations
September 25, 2014  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
September 16, 2014  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
May 26, 2014  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
May 16, 2014  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 7, 2014  

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.

News General
July 29, 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.