Category Archives: Labour

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bad deal for Canadian workers, great for foreign corporate giants − labour group slams TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, whose full text was made available to the public yesterday after years of secret negotiations, includes provisions to harmonize Canadian labour laws with those of countries with inferior labour standards, reduce the ability of our government to

Canada will be forced to accept unlimited number of TFWs under TPP

Canada will be forced to grant work permits to an unlimited number of temporary foreign workers who are nationals of the other member countries under the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the final text of the deal released

Harper government spending taxpayer dollars to help corporations recruit TFWs in Europe, Africa

The Harper government is helping Canadian corporations hire temporary foreign workers by holding taxpayer funded recruitment fairs in Europe while partnering with African governments to bring migrant workers from that continent to Canada, according to documents obtained by a concerned

TPP opens floodgates to unregulated temporary foreign workers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could see hundreds of thousands of additional temporary foreign workers (TFWs) entering Canada without any consideration of their impact on the local labour market leading to worsening unemployment among Canadian workers, labour groups warn. The Canadian

Employer found guilty of sexually abusing TFWs not blacklisted by Ottawa

The federal government has failed to blacklist an Ontario business fined $200,000 by the province’s Human Rights Tribunal for subjecting female temporary foreign workers to sex abuse and violence under the threat of deportation and whose owner pleaded guilty for