Hiring foreign workers just got harder

Fees, broader advertising, language restrictions when hiring temp workers
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2013

Alterations to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) — including new processing fees, wider advertising requirements and additional application questions — are receiving mixed reviews from both labour and employer experts.

The federal government reforms are meant to strengthen and improve the program and “ensure that Canadians are first in line for available jobs,” according to Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development.