NCFA staff and consultants have worked diligently with Ministers in Ottawa to advocate for the continued delivery and improvement of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. NCFA presented to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities earlier in 2016. The Committee tabled its report — Temporary Foreign Worker Program — which outlined 21 recommendations, on September 19. The Government of Canada took early action to respond to the report by:

  • Eliminating the four-year cumulative duration “four-in, four-out” rule
  • Maintaining the cap on the proportion of low-wage temporary foreign workers at 20 percent for employers who accessed the Program prior to June 20, 2014
  • Committing to further develop pathways to permanent residency

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