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Yukon launching foreign worker pilot; Premiers voice concerns with canada job grant
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/13/2013

Yukon launching foreign worker pilot

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon government is launching a one-year pilot of the Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program to meet short-term labour market needs in the tourism and hospitality, oil and gas, and mining industries. Businesses can hire workers for up to 12 months when employment needs aren’t met locally.

Premiers voice concerns with canada job grant

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONT. — Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial premiers are unhappy with the federal government’s Canada Job Grant. They would be required to find more than $600 million in funding to maintain current labour market training programs as well as funding for cost-matching of federal programs, said the Council of the Federation, adding jurisdictions should be allowed to opt out, with full compensation.

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