Employing Foreign Workers – Industry News


Express Entry touted as ‘sea change’

Express Entry, announced in July, represents a “sea change” in Canadian immigration policy, said Alexander, who spent 18 years as a member of the Canadian Foreign Service, including a stint as Canada’s ambassador to Afghanistan, before being elected as Conservative MP for the Ontario riding of Ajax-Pickering in 2011. “Express Entry is not a new program,’ Alexander told the audience of immigration, recruitment and human resources (HR) professionals. “It is a system for delivering the existing programs with their existing point systems, their existing lists of occupations and other requirements, faster – six months for 80 per cent of applications or better.’ [Read more…]  

The TFW program remains a work in progress

Job fairs and training haven’t had much impact – even with the proximity of unemployed people to the job vacancies. And this is not just a problem for aboriginal Canadians; similar phenomena are found in other regions, including parts of Atlantic Canada.  [Read more…]  

Hiring local workers biggest challenge for PEI potato and tulip farm

When it comes to running a business of any size, few can deny that location is critical to survival. This new monthly series highlights some of the advantages and disadvantages of operating in remote or rural communities through interviews with small businesses across the country. Dwayne Coffin is a general manager at Vanco Farms Ltd., a family-owned business that specializes in growing specialty potatoes, organic potatoes, premium cut tulips, and tulip bulbs. Vanco Farms is a member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region. [Read more…]  

Ontario Employment Law For Foreign Employers

Peter Straszynski discusses Ontario employment law for foreign employers including what a non-Canadian company planning to hire in Ontario needs to know with regards to The Human Rights Code, The Employment Standards Act, The Common Law and Wrongful Dismissal, Employment Insurance Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, Pay Equity Act and Ontario Labour Relations Act as part of the Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video Series. [Read more…]  

Temporary foreign workers hired in area with high aboriginal unemployment

At the centre of an Alberta mall catering to four First Nations grappling with massive unemployment is a cafeteria that dishes out burgers, fries and bannock – cooked and served by temporary foreign workers. The exact number of foreigners employed by Ermineskin Cafeteria’s owner, Howard Ng, is unclear. Mr. Ng, who is not aboriginal, did not respond to repeated interview requests relayed to him through phone messages, e-mails and a couriered letter to his corporate registration address in Edmonton. [Read more…]  

Alberta to work with feds to continue to meet labour needs

Unemployment in Alberta is at 4.4%, with 21,000 new jobs in September. Year-to-year, employment was up by 54,000 jobs. “Alberta looks forward to working with the federal government on immigration and labour force strategies that respond to market demands, and ensure we have the workers we need to drive our economy. Alberta will need access to skilled and unskilled labour to meet the needs of our economy, including the recruitment of Canadians from other provinces, temporary foreign workers and permanent immigrants,” said Premier Jim Prentice in a press release. [Read more…]    

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