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A partial list of Canadian employers, businesses seeking to hire TFWs

OTTAWA - Thousands of companies have been allowed to hire temporary foreign workers after failing to find suitable Canadian alternatives. Here are a few, from a list compiled for Employment Minister Jason Kenney's office from June 2010 to June 2012:

— Happy Tails Dog Spa, Toronto

— Spearmint Rhino Gentlemans Club, Toronto

— Windsor Quilters' Guild, Windsor

— Calgary Curling Club

— Edmonton Police Service

— The Erection Company, Vancouver

— B.C. Alpine Ski Association, Vancouver

— Know Your Body Pilates, Vancouver

— Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto

— Badminton Canada

— Casino Rama, Rama, Ont.

— Tequila Night Club, Saskatoon

— Salon Funky Toque, Montreal

— Rolls Royce Canada, Montreal

— Hydro Quebec, Montreal

— Hotel Ritz Carlton, Montreal

— Dance Mania, Alliston, Ont.

— Canadian Ski Patrol System, Gloucester, Ont.

— Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Toronto

— Canada Post, Ottawa

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