We are launching a new operation to ensure that no résumé of a Canadian candidate goes straight into the trash can to make way for a temporary foreign worker.
We receive scores of emails every day from people accusing certain employers of throwing away résumés of Canadian applicants and hiring temporary foreign workers (TFWs) even when there are qualified Canadian candidates for jobs. While obtaining a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) to bring in TFWs requires that employers try to find suitable Canadians first, there have been numerous reported cases where the recruitment “effort” to hire suitable Canadians amounted to nothing but fake job ads.
Operation Rejected Applicants Investigating Labour Market Opinion Process (RAILMOP) aims to address this travesty of process and ensure that no Canadian job applicant is displaced to make way for TFWs.
How does RAILMOP work?
We invite Canadian candidates who applied for jobs at known TFW employers but did not get a call back to report their experience to us. We will identify those employers who get reported repeatedly, and submit access to information and privacy (ATIP) requests to obtain details about all their LMO applications. We will publish the information obtained via the ATIP requests and invite the unsuccessful Canadian candidates to see for themselves what justifications were used to exclude their résumés. Canadian candidates who feel that the process was unfair will then be able to take appropriate legal action to redress their grievances.
How do I take part?
If you have not received a call back after applying for a job with a known TFW employer, please visit ntfw.ca/railmop to submit details of your experience. Your anonymity is guaranteed as we do not ask for any personally identifying information.
If you know someone who has been sending out résumés with no success, please direct them to ntfw.ca/railmop to submit details of their experience.