Skip to comments.Temporary Foreign Worker Program for fast-food sector suspended by Ottawa
Posted on 04/24/2014 7:47:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Employment Minister Jason Kenny has announced an immediate moratorium on the fast-food industry's access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
The suspension, announced late Thursday afternoon, came shortly after the CBC told Kenney the CEO of McDonald's Canada had branded recent criticism of its use of temporary foreign workers "bullshit" in a conference call to franchisees.
A recording of that call was given to the CBC.
In a written statement announcing the suspension, Kenney says "serious concerns" remain following a government investigation of the allegations raised about the program.
The CBC's Go Public has produced a series of stories reporting how some franchisees at McDonald's were allegedly abusing the program.
Tim Hortons breaks with franchisee, expands foreign worker oversight after wage theft claims
Tim Hortons has expanded oversight of the use of temporary foreign workers at its franchises and taken over two locations in Fernie, B.C., and Blairmore, Alta., months after several employees told CBC News the owner of the two franchises took advantage of their status as temporary foreign workers to cheat them out of overtime pay.
Workers alleged Pelletier made sure the overtime pay they received came back to him in cash and that he even drove employees to the bank and waited while they cashed their pay cheques.
Whatta buncha caring Socialists living North of the Border.
Most countries in the world think that their businesses should make a reasonable effort to fill their jobs with citizens and legal immigrants before importing more. Most countries except ours.
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The thing that perks my ears up is that they’re doing this for low-level work, not (just?) for the traditional “skilled workers”.
Our immigration policies are out of step with the world.
Also, notice how quick Canada is to react when there is clear cut abuse.
....agreed, all this while Obama lays out the red carpet for 20 million new yankee doodles coming through south of the border ....