Tuesday, August 4th29.1°C
26264

Some details of a recent poll of businesses on the issue of labour mobility

OTTAWA - Some facts and figures on a survey conducted in December by the Canadian Employee Relocation Council on the federal government crackdown on the temporary foreign workers crackdown:

— Top three industry sectors that responded to the survey: Professional scientific and technical services, 28 per cent; mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, nine per cent; retail-wholesale trade, eight per cent.

— Percentage of companies reporting that changes to the temporary foreign worker program have had an impact on their operations: 85 per cent

— Percentage of companies that say the crackdown has increased costs: 62 per cent

— Percentage of companies that say it's delayed the completion of contracts and projects: 55 per cent

— Percentage of companies that say they've lost business opportunities: 35 per cent

— Percentage of companies that say they've had to move work or projects out of Canada: 30 per cent

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News




Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14491.05+22.32
S&P CDNX589.88-4.43
DJIA17550.69-47.51
Nasdaq5105.55-9.84
S&P 5002093.32-4.72
CDN Dollar0.7569-0.0014
Gold1085.00-5.70
Oil46.26+0.13
Lumber258.60-0.10
Natural Gas2.842+0.001

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.17-0.01
Knighthawk0.010.00
QHR Technologies Inc1.40-0.02
Cantex0.04+0.00
Anavex Life Sciences1.46+0.33
Metalex Ventures0.05+0.00
Russel Metals19.39-0.01
Copper Mountain Mining0.80+0.01
Colorado Resources0.085+0.020
ReliaBrand Inc0.0049+0.0004
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.03+0.00
Mission Ready Services0.08-0.02
Decisive Dividend Corp2.55+0.05

 



24947

FEATURED Property
21987772514 Juliann Road
$950,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Mortgage policy changes?

There are rumours circulating again that the federal government may move to tighten mortgage insurance criteria. This is prompted by a recent article in the Financial Post. The housing market while b...


Chasing ducks

Photo: Thinkstock.comWhen businessmen tell me that being low priced is the only way to stay in business, I am skeptical. Price is the simplest way for a consumer to compare and is overused as the basi...


Taking care of business

Photo: Thinkstock.comRetirement as a goal has changed a lot over the years. There was a time, it was the only goal. You’d punch the clock and count the years until you could stop punching that t...

_








Member of BC Press Council


26780