Wednesday, September 17th13.3°C
23373
22754

A list of recently implemented changes to the temporary foreign workers program

OTTAWA - Some measures the federal government has recently implemented under its revamped temporary foreign workers program:

— The authority to conduct on-site inspections to ensure employers are meeting the conditions of the program;

— The power to ban non-compliant employers from the program for two years and immediately add their names to a public "black list";

— The authority to require employers who legitimately rely on temporary foreign workers to have a plan to "transition" to a Canadian workforce over time;

— The power to require employers pay temporary foreign workers at the prevailing wage by removing existing wage flexibility;

— Adding questions to the applications for temporary foreign workers aimed at ensuring the program isn't being used to facilitate the outsourcing of Canadian jobs;

— Introducing fees for employers for processing applications, and increasing fees for work permits, so that taxpayers are no longer subsidizing these costs.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

23171


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15510.54+27.98
S&P CDNX975.70-5.80
DJIA17131.97100.83
Nasdaq4552.759+33.856
S&P 5001998.98+14.85
CDN Dollar0.9116+0.0002
Gold1238.10+1.40
Oil94.77-0.11
Lumber349.00+1.00
Natural Gas4.041-0.022

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.175-0.005
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.30+0.01
Cantex0.06-0.01
Anavex Life Sciences0.250.00
Metalex Ventures0.06-0.005
Russel Metals35.95-0.22
Copper Mountain Mining2.69-0.01
Colorado Resources0.16+0.005
ReliaBrand Inc0.027+0.003
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.02-0.005
Mission Ready Services0.30+0.035

 



22378

FEATURED Property
2050686550 Eastbourne Court
4 bedrooms 3 baths
$359,900
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Power-save your way to a down payment

Part 1 of 2 Photo: Thinkstock.com1. Move in with your parents or in-laws Explain that you're thinking strategically in moving back home. The quickest way to get into the housing market is to ma...


Price Guarantees

Article written by Linda Bustos Though I’d never recommend “lowest prices” as a unique selling proposition, I notice many retailers use a Price Match Guarantee or even a 110% Guara...


Brangelina and Celebrity vs Philanthropy

This week my wife wrote a blog for our charities website, I thought you may enjoy reading it here: I was planning to write about the incredible philanthropic Miss Angelina when, funnily enough, she ...

_



23109




Member of BC Press Council


22814