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Canada says freeze on foreign workers is wake-up call

(Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Friday companies should raise wages to encourage more Canadians to apply for unfilled jobs, saying the freeze it imposed this week on restaurants hiring temporary foreign workers is a wake-up call for all employers.<p>Canada's Employment and Multiculturalism …

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Tories ponder tougher measures concerning temporary foreign workers

OTTAWA – Ottawa is considering a further crackdown on its embattled temporary foreign worker program that could result in higher fees for companies …

Ottawa ponders tougher measures concerning temporary foreign workers

OTTAWA — Ottawa is considering a further crackdown on its embattled temporary foreign worker program that could result in higher fees for companies …

Tories eye 'wage floor' and raising fees for foreign-worker program

The Conservative government is putting employers on notice that it could force them to pay more for temporary foreign workers, a move that would likely make the program too costly for low-wage sectors like restaurants that have been accused of abusing it.<p>The government has been under intense …

Ottawa’s new foreign-worker rules drop ban on employers with criminal convictions

Employers convicted of human trafficking, sexually assaulting an employee or causing the death of an employee will be allowed to access the Temporary Foreign Worker program after Ottawa decided to back away from a proposed ban.<p>High-profile stories of abuse related to the program prompted the …

Ottawa to revise foreign-worker rules as employers complain of delays

The Conservative government is preparing a second round of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, as Canadian employers warn an overhaul last year has interfered with their ability to recruit top talent.<p>The federal government overhauled the program last April in a bid to see Canadians …

Oilsands company to rehire employees after foreign worker controversy

A oilsands company accused of laying off more than 60 workers in favour of hiring temporary foreign workers said Friday that they will reinstate all …

Foreign workers won’t be temporary if we make them permanent

They are allowed into Canada to do jobs most Canadians would refuse at rates of pay most Canadians would never stand for, and then they have to leave. They are separated from their families for years. They aren't allowed to settle, marry, bring their children over, expect a raise or change jobs. …

Canadian helicopter pilots say cheap temporary foreign workers ‘slowly killing the industry’

Canadian helicopter pilots say they’re being denied jobs in favour of cheaper temporary foreign workers.<p>“The saddest and most outrageous part is that …

Everything you need to know about temporary foreign workers

Jump to questions:<p>What is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?<p>It is the overall name for a group of wide-ranging programs that allow foreigners to come to Canada temporarily. The program is primarily known for allowing employers to bring in workers to do jobs that are going unfilled in Canada. …