Highlights / foreign workers

Economy, Health

Temporary foreign workers will be allowed into Canada

One of the critical concerns of Canadian food producers in the midst of the coronavirus crisis is that of temporary foreign workers (TFW) and seasonal agricultural foreign workers. Last week the federal government announced travel bans into Canada for non-residents, »

Economy, International

Update: Mixed government messages confuse farmers over needed foreign labour

– Food producers are now confused about foreign labour admissibility after one minister says they’re allowed, another says, not quite When the Prime Minister announced a ban on non-residents, except Americans, being allowed into Canada, food producers in this country »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees

Canadian organization says immigration system needs to better serve business’

According to a report by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the immigration system is not meeting the needs of small and mid-sized businesses in the country.  The CFIB is an organization that promotes the interests of small businesses in »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

50 years success for foreign workers and for Canada

It’s a fairly unique programme now approaching its 50th year. It’s called the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP). Formed by a coalition of farmers, it is run by a non-profit group with a mere handful of staff called the Foreign »

Economy, Politics, Society

Angry backlash at outsourcing of jobs

Many thousands of Canadians have responded bitterly to a news story about Canadians losing their jobs to temporary foreign workers and the outsourcing of jobs offshore.  The public anger shows no signs of abating. Earlier this week employees at one »