TPP deal contains some exemptions on temporary foreign workers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is reviving the debate over temporary foreign workers because side agreements would exempt international companies in Canada from requirements to offer jobs to Canadians first.

The Globe and Mail has confirmed that the deal, like Canada’s existing trade pacts, contains provisions that would make it easier for companies from TPP countries to bring temporary foreign workers to their operations in Canada. Employers from some of those countries would also be exempt from a wage floor Ottawa established in 2014 to ensure foreign workers on intracompany transfers are paid the prevailing wage for their occupation.

  • BillyHW

    I’m tired of being sold out.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Hillary was for the TPP before she was against it.

  • SDMatt

    As someone who has been directly affected by TFW shenanigans, I am totally, totally against this idea.

  • mauser 98

    US Congress has to approve deal first.. then again GOP in Barry’s pocket