Provinces Say Temporary Foreign Worker Program Still Has Problems

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The Globe and Mail reports that the new Federal Labour Minister is considering further changes to the TFW Program in light of complaints from her provincial counterparts that the provinces are not being given details about the workers coming in, such as where the TFWs are working. “It’s for us to know where these workers are, so that we can make sure their rights are being protected,” Ontario Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi said.  The article notes that the recent changes to the TFW Program came about as a result of the HD Mining case, raising concerns that the program was costing Canadians jobs. The Minister reiterated what the government has said in the wake of HD Mining, “We’ve been very clear. Canadians come first for available jobs”.  To read full article click here.