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Foreign workers’ complaint heads to B.C. human rights hearing

An allegation that a B.C. Tim Hortons restaurant exploited a group of Filipino workers is headed to a human rights hearing.

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Saudi Arabia targets Alberta nurses in face of budget crunch

A recruiting company hopes to exploit the province’s hard line on public sector workers by targeting Alberta nurses for work in the Saudi Arabia.

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Temporary foreign worker mass exodus expected April 1

A mass exodus of temporary foreign workers is on the horizon, employers and lawyers predict.
Beginning April 1, low-skill, temporary foreign workers who have been in Canada at least four years will be forced to leave.

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Budget watchdog can’t tell if employers need low-skilled foreign workers

The parliamentary budget officer’s latest report on temporary foreign workers was unable to accomplish its original goal: to assess whether there is an actual need for low-skilled foreign workers in Canada due to labour shortages.

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Temporary foreign worker couple pleads to remain in Canada

A Filipino couple, in Canada as temporary foreign workers, is pleading with the government to let them stay in the country and the two are blaming their immigration consultant for mistakes which led to their residency applications being rejected.



Two temporary foreign workers who exposed employer abuses of the TFW Program are now facing deportation. With the help of USW Local 9346, the workers at a Fernie, B.C., Tim Horton’s launched an RCMP and Employment Standards Branch investigation into their former employer, Pierre Pelletier, back in 2013.

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Canadians think employers abuse temporary foreign worker program: survey

Nearly seven in 10 Canadians think employers regularly abuse the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, a government-sponsored survey shows.

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Petronas would import foreign workers to build LNG project

Read this Dec. 9 story from the Globe and Mail on Malaysian energy giant Petronas’ announcement that if it does wind up proceeding with a proposed pipeline and LNG plant near Prince Rupert, it will import much of the workforce from Malaysia

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Foreign workers: Microsoft gets green light from Ottawa for foreign trainees

The federal government has granted an exemption to Microsoft Canada that will allow the company to bring in an unspecified number of temporary foreign workers to British Columbia as trainees without first looking for Canadians to fill the jobs.


Ex-Tim Hortons temporary foreign workers fear deportation after whistleblowing

Two whistleblowers who exposed problems with Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program at a Tim Hortons franchise in Fernie, B.C. are nervously awaiting a government decision on their fate.


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