Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Temporary foreign worker fiasco

In the wake of the Royal Bank scandal about displacing Canadian workers with foreign workers,  the AFL published some details about the accelerated temporary foreign worker program.
Between April 25 and December 18, 2012, more than 2,400 ALMO guest-worker permits – which are supposed to be reserved for highly-skilled employment – have been granted to fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and gas stations. ...
More than 54 per cent (2,640) of the ALMO approvals in the country were for Alberta-based employers. Of these, AFL researchers flagged more than 58 per cent (1,542) as questionable. The list of businesses in Alberta who received ALMO approvals included 33 A&W restaurants. 
 Rather than rant on, I will refer you to David Doorey's blog post on the topic.

-- Bob Barnetson

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