The Liberal government plans to launch a full-scale review of the controversial temporary foreign workers program.

Temporary foreign workers program faces federal review

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk told The Globe she will ask a parliamentary committee for proposals to fix the program.
(Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

MaryAnn Mihychuk, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, told The Globe and Mail she will ask a parliamentary committee for proposals to fix the program.

Reforms passed by the former Conservative government limit foreign workers to 10 per cent of a company’s work force in low-paying jobs, and prohibit employers from hiring them in regions of high unemployment. In most communities with an unemployment rate above 6 per cent, companies cannot qualify for the program.

I think it is timely for a serious review of the whole program,” Ms. Mihychuk said in an interview. “We would like to put it forward to a House committee to review, and there are issues on this program from coast to coast to coast.”

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