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.