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Trudeau Advises Ottawa To Work With Provinces On Foreign Workers


The CanadaVisa Team - 09 July, 2015

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Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau has urged the federal government to work more closely with provinces on immigration matters, in particular how the government oversees the temporary foreign worker program.

Speaking principally with regard to Alberta, which has the highest per-capita use of the program of all the provinces, Trudeau stated that “The federal government needs to work much more closely with the provinces on a whole range of issues, including immigration, to make sure that provinces are able to develop the labour force growth that they need.

“The mismanagement by the Conservative government of the temporary foreign workers program has got us into a situation that is untenable for far too many Alberta businesses and communities.”

Recent changes to the program cap the number of low-wage workers in an employer’s workforce at 10 per cent by 2016, which is likely to have a significant impact on the hospitality and food services industries in Alberta.