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Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada – Permits expire for those who have been in the country for more than four years

Thousands of temporary foreign workers could be heading to airports to leave Canada Canada flagWednesday as permits expire for those who have been in the country for more than four years.

The Conservative government set April 1, 2015 as the deadline for temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs to either become permanent residents or leave the country after changing the rules in 2011.

In Alberta alone, 10,000 temporary foreign workers have applied to stay in Canada.

Loss of temporary foreign workers will leave Canadian franchises struggling to find workers

In light of these changes, the most immediate issue for franchises is where they will find replacement staff when many of their workers leave in a few days. The government’s hope is that unemployed Canadians will fill the jobs, reinforcing its intent that TFWs only be accessed as a last resort when there are truly no Canadians available for the job.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Labour crunch looms as thousands of temporary foreign workers forced to leave today | Financial Post.


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