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Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada – No inspection has been done

Not one Canadian employer of temporary foreign workers has been inspected to date despite a Conservative government promise to do so during last year’s initial overhaul of the controversial program. Capture d’écran 2014-06-20 à 08.28.00

Now, with additional changes to the program to be announced Friday, questions are swirling around why Ottawa has been so slow to act on a major part of the changes announced last December.

The Canadian Press made a request under the Access to Information Act for all inspection reports of workplaces that employ temporary foreign workers. But in a letter dated June 2, Employment and Social Development Canada said none have been carried out.

“Department officials have informed our office that workplace inspections are expected to occur beginning in fall 2014,” wrote Jackie Holden, the department’s director of access to information and privacy.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Tory government fails to inspect a single place hiring temporary foreign workers despite promise made last year | National Post.

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