Topic: temporary foreign worker program

Foreign workers allege 'life savings' paid for Mac's jobs that didn't exist

Foreign workers who allege they paid thousands of dollars to secure non-existent jobs at Mac’s convenience stores have had their claims certified as a class action lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court.

B.C. wildfire smoke partly to blame for Washington state farm worker's death, say advocates

A temporary farm worker has died in Washington state and advocacy groups have blamed poor working conditions, in part due to smoke from B.C. wildfires.

Restaurant employees locked out in Labrador West, owners AWOL

The doors to two franchise restaurants in Labrador City have been closed for more than a week. Staff say they did not get any notice.

Migrant worker investment good news for seafood processors

The P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association was pleased to hear about investments in the Temporary Foreign Workers Program in the federal budget Wednesday.

Syrian pastry chef lands sweet gig in Nova Scotia

Newcomer who arrived three months ago is not only working in his field, but helping a local business address a worker shortage.

P.E.I. groups call changes for temporary foreign workers 'encouraging'

Islanders involved with temporary foreign workers are encouraged by changes to the program just announced by the federal government.

Temporary foreign worker program review to be launched by Liberals

Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk says she'll ask a parliamentary committee to review the temporary foreign worker program following feedback she's received from Canadians who say reforms brought in by the previous government "failed workers."

Express entry, foreign worker reforms attract 'fewer' skilled workers: chamber report

Businesses risks losing their competitive edge because immigration reforms brought in under the previous Conservative government have made it difficult to attract highly skilled workers, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program: 'Stiff' new penalties coming Dec. 1

The federal government has announced "stiff new consequences" for employers who break the rules when hiring foreign workers, but stakeholders who are pleased with some of the changes are also concerned with the lack of an independent appeal process.
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Nanny program stonewalled by Ottawa, frustrated parents say

Parents who say they’re tearing their hair out trying to apply for a foreign nanny accuse the federal government of stringing them along for political reasons. “We're pawns in a game that's supposed to look like families are getting helped, but they're not,” says an Edmonton father.

Sunday Scrum: Iraq, parole and foreign workers

Our panel discusses the death of Sgt. Andrew Doiron, the government's proposed parole legislation and some controversial comments about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Ex-Tim Hortons temporary foreign workers fear deportation after whistleblowing

Two whistleblowers who exposed problems with Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker program are nervously awaiting a government decision on their fate.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program sanctions Alberta lodging company

The owners of Noralta Lodge Ltd. in Nisku, Alta., have been barred from using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program for two years after an investigation found the company provided "false" or "misleading" information in support of their applications for foreign workers.
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Foreign worker paid consultant $25K to get visa, but arrived to find no job

An Ontario immigration consultant is under investigation for charging foreign clients up to $25,000 to help them enter Canada to work at low-skill jobs. In at least one case, the worker arrived to find the employer no longer existed.

Jim Prentice says foreign workers to top 1st meeting with PM

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says new rules for temporary foreign workers are making it very difficult for some businesses to fill jobs and hopes to work with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on a solution.