Category Archives: Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers -TFWP- in Numbers

Ahead of a major parliamentary committee report on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) set for release this month, a new report by Conference Board of Canada’s National Immigration Centre provides a comprehensive overview of the state of Canada’s foreign … Continue reading

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Applications Fall By 74%

Following¬†the big changes to the Canadian Foreign Worker Program, the month of August, 2014 saw a drop by nearly three quarters on the same month in 2012 in the number of applications made to hire temporary foreign workers. Speaking during … Continue reading

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Overhaul: What Workers Need to Know

On June 20, 2014, the Government of Canada announced major changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). These changes have significant repercussions for Canadian employers across the country as well as current and future foreign workers.The recent TFWP overhaul … Continue reading

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Big changes to the Canadian Foreign Worker Program – In Detail

Improving Clarity, Transparency and Accountability of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program To offer greater clarity and transparency, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is being re-organized into two distinct programs (TFWP and IMP). This will reduce confusion and better reflect … Continue reading

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The temporary foreign worker program and allegations of abuse

Immigration Canada is once again being accused of failing to protect Canadian workers by allowing big fast food chains, such as McDonalds Canada to hire¬†underpaid foreign workers in favour of Canadian workers. The new allegations also paint the grim reality … Continue reading

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Alberta Temporary Foreign Worker Pilot Extended

The provincial government of Alberta has announced that the Alberta Occupation-Specific Pilot for temporary foreign workers will be extended for another year, to July 31 2014. The pilot started in June 2011 and allows qualifying foreign nationals to receive special … Continue reading

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Men Outnumber Women 2-1 Among Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

The gender makeup of Canada’s foreign worker population is like that of foreign workers around the world, with men outnumbering women by a large margin. The data, collected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), shows that over 143,000 men entered … Continue reading

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Changes Made to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Amid controversy and criticism over a series of incidents involving temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in recent months, including a story that emerged last month of Canadian workers losing their jobs to foreign workers at the Royal Canadian Bank, the federal … Continue reading

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Furor Over Use of Temporary Foreign Workers at Canadian Bank

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) got in trouble with the public last week when several ex-workers came forward alleging they had been replaced by temporary foreign workers. This week, RBC apologized for the decisions that led to the use … Continue reading

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Illegal Immigration in Canada Expected to Surge in 2015

The number of people in Canada illegally is expected to increase substantially in April 2015, when a large contingent of foreign workers see their work permits expire. Their work permits will expire on April 1st 2015 because of a rule … Continue reading

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