Feds help ease Western labour shortage

Changes make it easier for employers to hire temporary foreign workers
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/24/2006

The federal government has made changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to make it easier for employers in Alberta and British Columbia to hire foreign workers.

Employers can use the program when there are no Canadian citizens or permanent residents available to fill the position.

“The improvements we are announcing today are making it easier, faster, and less costly for employers to hire temporary foreign workers,” said Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Monte Solberg.