Until recently, Canadian immigration policy targeted economic immigrants (permanent residents) to fuel our country’s growth. However, in the past few years a significant shift has taken place. Starting in 2006, and for every year since, Canada has admitted more temporary foreign workers than economic immigrants. We are now choosing to fill labour shortages with guest workers ahead of permanent residents. This change in direction will have consequences.A whole new cottage industry of pseudo immigration facilitators are charging fees to work the system and grease the wheels of accessing entry employment. See Red Seal home page. Does this look like some kind of agency you'd think you would trust? Why are they allowed to capitalize on a government agency that should be above board? Here's another one called Abhinav that also pushes for skilled workers needed in the west.
Lawyers are using misrepresentation to put fear into employers who might break government rules. Here's an example on this site:
And just out today, Jason Kenny said that the companies themselves will be doing the recruiting of new hires for temporary work.
More and more businesses in Canada are hiring foreign workers. In fact, the number of temporary foreign workers has ballooned in recent years to the point where they now outnumber new permanent residents. There are many reasons for this trend, including a rapidly aging labour force, skills shortages for specific sectors of the economy, as well as federal government policy which has increasingly prioritized temporary foreign workers over permanent residence applications.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney told Sun News Network on Thursday one of the biggest changes will be to "invite businesses to go overseas, recruit the people who they think will work well in their companies, give them those job offers, and then we'll bring them in (to Canada) on a super-fast basis." Sun NewsThe new temporary hires may well be going to the tar sands for all we know or to work at the Tim Horton's where people don't want to work for minimum wage. But who's to tell? And how fair will that be to temporary immigrants that run into difficulties with their employers, or are injured?
After a horrific accident that killed 11 temporary workers, we learn the dark side of life for temporary workers.
"Canada and the agricultural industry are quick to dispose of migrant workers who get injured in the course of their employment,” she said.
“Workers are soon sent back to the ... south, and in our experience, are unable to find work with their injury and largely unable to pay for private medical care. It's an inhumane and unjust way for Canada to treat people who get injured putting food on our tables.”
Everything this government does lacks class. It turns its back on Canadian joblessness. Uses up the temporary workers like expendables as if saying "there's more where you came from". It farms out its responsibilities to govern by good policies and taking ownership of responsibility to simply handing it over to the ruling class of big money.