Law breaking employers approved to hire TFWs

Employers who were caught illegally hiring foreign workers later received government approval to recruit temporary foreign workers, even though the government claims that a two-year ban is imposed on employers who fall foul of immigration laws. In Alberta, Empire Drywall pleaded guilty to hiring four foreign workers without authorization in breach of Immigration and Refugee […] more

TFW truckers putting Canadian lives in danger

Temporary foreign workers working as truck drivers without any experience driving in winter driving conditions could be putting the lives of all Canadian road uses at risk, veteran Canadian truck drivers warn. “They run them from B.C. through the Rockies in the winter and clear across the country,” Mark Perkin from Ontario, who has been […] more

“Ya blew it Jim” - Boston Pizza facing boycott following TFW hiring spree

Angry Canadian workers are calling for a boycott of Boston Pizza after the company’s franchises were found trying recruit temporary foreign workers with the help of controversial TFW recruitment consultants Actyl Group despite the Government’s moratorium on TFW application approvals in the food services industry. “I felt dismay,” Teri Ballegeer from Nanaimo, BC, who first […] more

McDonald’s recruiting international students dodging TFW freeze

McDonald’s Canada is recruiting international students bypassing the moratorium against temporary foreign workers, according to an advertisement by the company’s international recruiter. “McDonald’s postions for people with open work permints – will provide an LMO when student work permit expires,” reads the posting, which predates the moratorium, by Actyl Group, the recruiter allegedly involved in […] more

60% jobs in Canada may be going to TFWs

As many as 60% of all jobs created in Canada may be going to temporary foreign workers, latest numbers released by the Canadian government show. More than 125,000 temporary foreign workers were allowed into Canada in the first six months of 2013, according Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s latest Quarterly Administrative Data Release. Only 82,000 Canadians […] more

Operation RAILMOP: No Canadian résumé left out

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 […] more

Top 5 TFW Myths

Myth 1: Temporary foreign worker program creates jobs for Canadians A report by C. D. Howe Institute shows that the temporary foreign worker program increases unemployment in certain sectors of the economy. Myth 2: There’s an acute labour shortage in Canada Research conducted by University of Lethbridge scholars found that “there were no skill shortages […] more

E. ROKO Distributors Ltd threatens to sue us

Vancouver-based E. ROKO Distributors Ltd, a supplier to the cabinet and millwork industry, has threatened legal action against us unless we agree to take the business off the list of organizations that have sought and received government authorization to recruit temporary foreign workers. We have never hired foreign employees. We would expect that our name […] more