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Federal Government Shuts Down Alberta Provincial TFW Program

Federal Government Shuts Down Alberta Provincial TFW Program

Old Sep 6th 2014, 1:50 am
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Journal Of Commerce - Federal government cancels Alberta temporary foreign worker pilot program

Lots of jobs that previously didn't require LMOs/LMIAs now require them.
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Old Sep 6th 2014, 3:27 am
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Originally Posted by bc_guy
Journal Of Commerce - Federal government cancels Alberta temporary foreign worker pilot program

Lots of jobs that previously didn't require LMOs/LMIAs now require them.
They didn't 'shut it down' exactly - the pilot project ended. It had been extended already, was due to end last year, the Government (presumably) decided not to extend it again.

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Originally Posted by Siouxie
They didn't 'shut it down' exactly - the pilot project ended. It had been extended already, was due to end last year, the Government (presumably) decided not to extend it again.
So, I'm assuming that nobody was caught off guard by this non-extension of the pilot project since they knew that it was possibly in its last days.
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So, I'm assuming that nobody was caught off guard by this non-extension of the pilot project since they knew that it was possibly in its last days.
If they did their research they should not have been caught off guard.

Anyhow the TFW program needs to be such a pain for companies to use that companies don't want to use it anymore. Unemployment is too high in many regions to justify having this program, and more money needs to be spent to help people relocate from high unemployment regions to those regions that need employees.
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Default Re: Federal Government Shuts Down Alberta Provincial TFW Program

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So, I'm assuming that nobody was caught off guard by this non-extension of the pilot project since they knew that it was possibly in its last days.
If they bothered to look at the CIC webpage at the time then they should have been aware it was ending on July 31st 2014.

I used the 'web archive' website to take the snapshot for you.

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Default Re: Federal Government Shuts Down Alberta Provincial TFW Program

Originally Posted by Siouxie
If they bothered to look at the CIC webpage at the time then they should have been aware it was ending on July 31st 2014.

I used the 'web archive' website to take the snapshot for you.

Thanks. It's great to know that nobody (at least those who did their research) was inconvenienced by this cancellation.
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Default Re: Federal Government Shuts Down Alberta Provincial TFW Program

Originally Posted by Jsmth321
more money needs to be spent to help people relocate from high unemployment regions to those regions that need employees.
There are employers who offer staff accommodation or assistance in locating accommodation for Canadian workers. I don't think they offer travel expenses though.

If employers started paying the travel expenses of Canadian employees, some people will undoubtedly take advantage of free airfare by flying out and quitting after a few days/weeks, therefore taking a free vacation. This sort of thing can work though. There would just have to be certain regulations in place to prevent this type of fraudulent job application. Maybe they could stipulate that the job applicant would have to pay the airfare back to the employer (out of pocket or out of paycheck) if they quit before having worked a minimum number of weeks. It would deter fraud while also offering the exact same relocation aid to Canadians.
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