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Canada – A company success with the Temporary Foreign Workers

We are an East Indian sweets distribution company which started off as a local retail outlet in 2001 in Surrey, B.C. We began with only two employees, and it’s with the help of the foreign workers we hired within the first few years of operation that we excelled to be able to provide jobs to over 20 Canadian Capture d’écran 2014-07-23 à 08.47.01employees today.

Due to such high demand for our food products, we are in the middle of globally expanding our business. What our business requires is skilled workers.

Last month, we travelled to India and Dubai to interview skilled head chefs who are masters of their area of expertise and chose two gentlemen who would be working as the heads of production at our East Indian food manufacturing facility.

Because of the ban on temporary foreign workers, all our efforts and large amounts of money have been wasted. The future and livelihood of not only our company, but also those Canadians who we employ, has been jeopardized.

The foreign workers we hire are not just low-skilled employees who work for minimum wage. They are the driving force behind our organization. It is not about the country from which they reside; what matters to us is their skills, knowledge, and expertise in the East Indian food industry.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at My Company Owes Its Sweet Success To Temporary Foreign Workers | Amrita Sandhu.

Temporary Foreign Workers: Businesses needing highly skilled workers sideswiped by changes 

Canadian employers who use the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to hire high-skilled workers say they have been sideswiped by changes intended to curb alleged abuses of the program by businesses who employ low-skilled workers in the fast-food sector….

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Temporary Foreign Workers: Businesses needing highly skilled workers sideswiped by changes – Politics – CBC News.

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