Changes to the temporary foreign workers program will include a cap on the number of workers coming to Canada for low-wage jobs, and heavy fines for employers who break the rules, CTV News has learned.
Employment Minister Jason Kenney will announce the changes during a news conference Friday.
The limit on low-wage workers will apply to each work location, making it difficult for employers to skirt the new rules.
Sources told CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that the move will slash the number of low-wage jobs from 30,000 to 15,000.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Exclusive: Temporary Foreign Workers program crackdown will include cap, sources say | CTV News.
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