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:
â€” Happy Tails Dog Spa, Toronto
â€” Spearmint Rhino Gentlemans Club, Toronto
â€” Windsor Quilters' Guild, Windsor
â€” Calgary Curling Club
â€” Edmonton Police Service
â€” The Erection Company, Vancouver
â€” B.C. Alpine Ski Association, Vancouver
â€” Know Your Body Pilates, Vancouver
â€” Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto
â€” Badminton Canada
â€” Casino Rama, Rama, Ont.
â€” Tequila Night Club, Saskatoon
â€” Salon Funky Toque, Montreal
â€” Rolls Royce Canada, Montreal
â€” Hydro Quebec, Montreal
â€” Hotel Ritz Carlton, Montreal
â€” Dance Mania, Alliston, Ont.
â€” Canadian Ski Patrol System, Gloucester, Ont.
â€” Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Toronto
â€” Canada Post, Ottawa