In the News

Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada – Waitresses too

Sandy Nelson can’t fight back the tears as she talks about losing her long-term serving job to temporary foreign workers. Canada flag

“How can that be right, that they’re not Canadians? I’m a Canadian,” said Nelson, 58, who worked at Brothers Classic Grill and Pizza [previously called El Rancho] in Weyburn, Sask., for 28 years.

“How can it be that I’m the one out looking for a job and they’re the ones that are still employed?”

In March, she and all the staff received letters from the three brothers who own the restaurant.

She says about half of the workers are Canadians. The other half are temporary foreign workers.

“Due to changes in operations we are currently discharging all of our staff,” the letter says.

Shaunna Jennison-Yung of Weyburn, Sask., says she lost her job and was replaced by a temporary foreign worker. (CBC)

Some of them were subsequently hired back, including two waitresses who are temporary foreign workers.

But Nelson was permanently dismissed.

Since 2002, the federal government has allowed companies to hire temporary foreign workers for jobs they can’t fill with Canadians.

via Waitresses in Saskatchewan lose jobs to foreign workers – Saskatchewan – CBC News.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Jobs – Offres d’emploi – US & Canada (Eng. & Fr.)

The Most Popular Job Search Tools

Even More Objectives Statements to customize

Cover Letters – Tools, Tips and Free Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office

Follow Job Market Monitor on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Job Market Monitor via Twitter

Categories

Archives

%d bloggers like this: