Our Recommendations for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

  • June 07, 2016

In a letter to the Chair of the Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee, the CBA commended the review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and offered suggestions to Minister Mihychuk on operation and enforcement of the TFWP.

We recommended that the Government of Canada:

  • Separate high-skilled and low-skilled temporary foreign workers into two distinct programs
  • Support the genuine business needs of industries that rely on low-skilled foreign workers through continued access, flexibility and processing efficiency
  • Allocate sufficient resources for program integrity, and apply those resources in a focused and meaningful way, particularly where abuse is reported or suspected
  • Enforce existing legislation to demonstrate serious penalties for non-compliance

Read the full submission.