Category Archives: Labour

Workers denied opportunity to speak at TFWP review

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The Liberal-dominated House Committee denied workers an opportunity speak at the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) review and only listened to employers and organizations representing employers, the opposition New Democrats stated in the dissenting report on the controversial program, where

Foreign pilots free to fly Canadian aircraft after Ottawa quietly removes restrictions

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Canada has become the only industrialized nation in the world that allows foreign licenced pilots, some of whom may have obtained their licenses without ever having flown a plane, to operate local commercial aircraft, after Ottawa quietly altered the regulations

Canadian growth of employment highest under foreign control

By Leila Lemghalef Foreign companies lead employment growth across Canada, according to Statistics Canada. Employment growth led by foreign majority-controlled firms was more than double the increase reported by Canadian-controlled firms, and employment in foreign firms is mostly concentrated in

TFWP review: Listen to Canadian workers, not just businesses – labour group

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The Federal Government must listen to working Canadians, not just employers and their lobbyists when they review the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the Alberta Federation of Labour said today in response to Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk’s

CFL under fire for violating labour law by replacing workers with unpaid interns

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The Canadian Football League has come under fire for replacing graphics designers and web developers with unpaid interns who are only given a nominal honourarium. The league’s hiring practices came to light after a fan posted the job advertisement on

Alstar under investigation for abusing TFW program leaving worker $10k out of pocket

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An Alberta-based oilfield contractor is under investigation by the federal government after a temporary foreign worker (TFW) accused the company of violating program regulations. The allegations against Alstar Oilfield Contractors has only worsened following our initial article confirming the Alberta

Minister confirms another misuse of TFW program by Alberta-based contractor

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By Brandon Kostinuk Earlier this month, via an anonymous source, Thinkpol.ca received information that an Alberta-based contractor for the oil and gas industry was recently granted approval for 10 temporary foreign workers (TFWs) while Canadian workers were left in the

Canada will sign TPP soon, Obama says

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Canada will soon sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, US President Barack Obama revealed following a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Manila today. “We’re both soon

BC’s farm industry relies on exploiting vulnerable temporary foreign workers, study finds

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Nearly 100% of the farmworkers in British Columbia are either immigrants or migrants and most workers are subject to hazardous conditions like unsafe transportation, substandard living conditions, long work hours and dangerous equipment, a new study has found. “Many British

TPP: Chapter By Chapter Analysis

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After years of secret negotiations, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was finally released last night. Civil society is going through the text with a fine-toothed comb to uncover provisions that threaten the rights, freedoms and the well-being of