Business groups hope to continue exploiting 3rd world labour & suppress domestic wages by undoing Temporary Foreign Worker Reforms

Business groups representing employers of entry-level workers are forming a coalition to push back against the Conservative government’s tight restrictions on the use of temporary foreign workers.

Nearly six months after Ottawa announced sweeping reforms to the controversial foreign worker program, four employer groups have written a joint letter calling for some of the provisions to be softened.

This is just what Canada needs, a couple of hundred thousand unskilled temp workers on top of an annual immigration tally of nearly 300K says Mr. Ponzi.

  • tom_billesley

    “entry-level workers” ?
    Who do they think they are fooling. The jobs they want filled aren’t the sort that provide any training or career progression. The “entry” refers to immigration.

    • It is just another ruse to suppress wages and protect profit margins. No good will come of this for the average Joe.

  • Fran800

    I notice that the comments in the newspaper article are all strongly against the TFW program. That is encouraging.

    • Frau Katze

      Thus far our govt has refused to even acknowledge any anti-immigrant sentiments amongst the plebs.

    • reidjr

      Yes and no these are the same types of peopel that wnat minw age to be $35 per hour.

  • SDMatt

    The groups insist that no firm would go through the expense, paperwork and delays associated with the program “if there was a reliable, locally available alternative to fill the position.”

    That is a F@%#-ing lie. I have foreigners sitting right next to me where Canadians used to sit before they were fired without cause.

    • Clausewitz

      Indeed it is a lie. One of the major banks cleared out all the Canadians from their IT department last year and replaced them with the Bangalore brigade. There is some justice, since they did this their networks have been a shambles.

    • They are liars.

  • winniec

    It’s infuriating that with high unemployment this is going on. No political party is able to resist it. When will Canucks rise up and say, ‘We want a reasonable immigration strategy. We don’t want the original population replaced.’ ???

    • With Oil tanking we are going to have a vast labour surplus. The government had better do an immigration/TFW rethink should the price drop prove sustained.

  • simus1

    New political rule:

    Not only is all politics local, but so are the local franchisees running their fast food slop huts with foreign indentured labour.
    Labour which apparently eventually qualifies for landed immigration status after a suitable time in purgatory?