Tag Archives: Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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 the major differences between the various streams. On Friday, June 20, 2014 a significant overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Workers […]

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The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) 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 of how the foreign worker program is also failing to uphold Canadian values and treat foreign workers at the […]

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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 the country in 2012 as temporary foreign workers (TFWs), over double the approximately 70,000 TFWs who were women. Men, who […]

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Canadian Unions Seeking Roll Back of Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Two trade unions have filed an application in federal court to force the federal government to reverse its decision to grant some 200 work permits to¬†temporary foreign workers from China that a Canadian company wants to hire to run a new mine in British Columbia. The International Union of Operating Engineers and the Construction and Specialized Workers Union, which together […]

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