Canada's Temporary foreign worker changes include cap

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Canada's Temporary foreign worker changes include cap

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Canada needs more people as whites aren't having enough babies. What I like about this temporary foreign worker scheme is that we mostly get university graduate Filipinos who like Canada and Canadians as opposed to Mexicans and Chinese who hate us and believe that they are entitled to cheat Canada and Canadians.

Temporary foreign worker changes include cap, lift of ban on restaurants

Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander are announcing an overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, effectively conceding there has been growing abuse of the program and a driving down of wages. is carrying the news conference LIVE.

The moratorium on the fast-food industry's access to the program is lifted immediately in light of the sweeping changes announced Friday.

The revamped program will put a cap on the number of workers employers can hire, include a more stringent screening process for employers to prove they need to hire a foreign worker over a Canadian one, and increase the number of spot checks in the workplace and fines for those who break the rules.

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program will now be divided into two programs: One will require that employers prove the need to hire a non-Canadian worker, and the other one won't.

Reforms to the program include:

A cap of 10 per cent on the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers employers can hire.

An increase from $275 to $1,000 in the application fee employers must pay per worker requested, effective immediately.

Fines of up to $100,000 for employers who abuse the program, starting in fall.

An increase in the number and scope of inspections: 1 in 4 employers will be inspected each year.

Additional funding for the Canada Border Services Agency so it can pursue more criminal investigations.

More to come

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