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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.  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 … Continue reading

Job Search for Canadian Law Students – New job site launched

The Law Job Exchange, launched just three weeks ago, promises to “link you up with opportunities that you may have otherwise missed.”  “The web site is all about sharing opportunities and I don’t think that’s something law students are necessarily used to with the competitiveness of the profession,” says web site founder Nikolitsa Katsoulias. “But … Continue reading

Canada / Moore should remember that Poverty costs Canada billions of dollars every year

Here’s something Industry Minister James Moore should know, after making his remark that the federal government is not in the business of feeding Canada’s poor children. Every year, Campaign 2000, a non-partisan public education movement to build awareness around poverty issues in Canada, releases a report on the state of our country’s children. It doesn’t … Continue reading

Canada / Child poverty is not a federal matter says Minister James Moore

Looks like Ottawa won\’t be helping provinces out with child poverty. In a report released on Sunday, Federal Minister of Industry James Moore told News1130 that it is not his job to help British Colombia end its growing child poverty problem. “Is it my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so,” Moore … Continue reading

New EI rules in Quebec / Calling on other provinces to support overhaul

The Quebec government is calling on other provinces to support its demand for immediate changes to employment insurance measures that sparked widespread protest against Ottawa last spring Continue reading

Canada Job Grant / No agreement reached on friday

Ottawa needs to satisfy the provinces’ concerns if it wants to launch the program, said Ontario minister Brad Duguid. “The fact of the matter is, the provinces and territories are very united on this,” said Duguid. “We will not fund or support any program that funds a new federal program on the backs of our … Continue reading

Canada Job Grant and the Provinces / Only Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan have consistently used their entire federal Labour Market Agreement’s funds

According to a government document obtained by Postmedia News, only Quebec and Ontario have consistently used their entire federal contribution under the Labour Market Agreement – about $116 million and $204 million, respectively, in 2011-12, the most recent year for which figures were available. Saskatchewan has too in more recent years. Continue reading

Canada Job Grant / Doomed unless changed say premiers

Unless the federal Conservatives make substantial changes to the Canada Job Grant, the jobs training fund is doomed to failure, provincial leaders say. Ottawa has to be open to changing the program because a “one-size-fits-all” approach to helping more people find jobs isn’t going to work, said BC Premier Christy Clark and New Brunswick Premier … Continue reading

Canada / BC and Ontario talk tactics against Canada Jobs Grant

The provinces are gearing up to battle Ottawa this fall over the federal government’s signature skills-training program, with British Columbia’s Christy Clark and Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne hunkering down to plan strategy for the coming fight. And in one of the sharpest criticisms yet of the Canada Jobs Grant, Ms. Clark said the program would simply … Continue reading

Canada Job Grant / Press coverage for today

Widespread Support for Canada Job Grant Sacramento Bee Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is pleased to see the federal government address the skilled labour shortage in Economic Action Plan 2013 … Premiers tackle jobs and skills training in early meeting Jobs, skills training, infrastructure and energy are among the topics on the agenda as Canada’spremiers and territorial leaders gathered Thursday morning for … Wynne says federal jobs plan … Continue reading

The Canada Job Grant / NWT enthusiasm is reserved at this point

NWT enthusiasm for the Canada Job Grant is reserved at this point, because it will be funded by Canada retaining $300 million that is currently provided to provinces and territories under Labour Market Agreements Continue reading

Canada / Nearly 300 jobs cut at Veteran Affairs

Nearly 300 positions at Veterans Affairs Canada are being eliminated as a result of measures in the 2012 federal budget Continue reading

Canada / EI ‘Reform’ / Atlantic premiers name panel to study Ottawa’s changes

Atlantic Canada’s premiers have appointed a four-member panel to review Ottawa’s changes to employment insurance. A member from each of the four provinces will sit on the panel to be led by University of Moncton economist Pierre-Marcel Desjardins. The other members include Nova Scotia labour union leader Danny Cavanaugh, Ian MacPherson of the Prince Edward … Continue reading

Canada’s New Rules / Hiring foreign workers should be ‘last resort’ says Kenney

The federal government plans to tighten up the temporary foreign workers program with new legislation that would require businesses to hire employees from abroad as a “last resort.” Ottawa wants to charge employers a new fee for labour market opinions and increase the existing fees for foreigners’ work permits. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney also announced … Continue reading

Canada / Ottawa rushes to reform foreign-worker program

Faced with continuing criticisms that foreigners are taking jobs away from Canadians, the Conservative government is rushing to make reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, with officials working to include changes in the upcoming budget bill. However the government’s new-found sense of urgency – which was clearly expressed last week by Prime Minister Stephen … Continue reading

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