Many Canadians uneasy about temporary foreign workers: poll

Although most Canadians back the federal government’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis, there is significantly less appetite for allowing temporary foreign workers to take jobs for which Canadians are eligible, a new poll has found.

The Globe and Mail/Nanos survey found that almost three in four Canadians oppose or somewhat oppose allowing temporary foreign workers into the country while Canadians qualified for those same jobs are looking for work. The scenario is somewhat supported by 17 per cent and supported by only 7 per cent.

  • The Butterfly

    I know I’m just a beautiful butterfly with all the butterfly parts, but can we call these things what they are? They are Permanent Corporate Wage Depressors.

  • vwVwwVwv

    nothing is so PERMANENT like TEMPORARY government programs.
    as long they are no mohamedamns, you can experiment around.

  • Bataviawillem

    The reason that only 7% support Governments temporary workers program is because we elect them but they do not represent us, they represent other people.

  • Daviddowntown

    Did they ask about temporary foreign terrorists?

  • Ron MacDonald

    My brother hates them, they constantly underbid him on IT contracts, they’ll sleep in tents or their cars to underbid a Canadian contractor.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …tents…that’s worked for us…

    • V10_Rob

      Why do we need them if there are unemployed Canadians?

  • mauser 98

    Jamaican , Mexican etc. temporary foreign workers throughout southern Ontario for decades…try Delhi , Tillsonburg , Leamington today
    …they pick your veggies
    voters , politicians , do not want to stick their heads into this

  • bargogx1

    The problem is that many Canadians are just “uneasy”. Uneasy just doesn’t cut it. Outrage would be the more appropriate response.

  • ntt1

    the Chinese will love this, they can export their vast surplus of young males and reap the rewards of all the remittances made to the folks at home.