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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Canada needs foreign workers, say business groups

Canada needs foreign workers, say business groups

As with any complex social issue, there will be no simple resolution to the ongoing national argument about temporary foreign workers (TFW). Originally put in place back in 1973 to attract highly specialized workers like engineers and academics, the program has grown massive. There are currently about 340,000 TFWs in Canada. Certain segments of the labour… Continue Reading

Canada’s skills gap is good news—for women

Canada’s skills gap is good news—for women

There are far too few women working in the skilled construction trades in Canada, and a new national program called Journeyman aims to correct that. The new organization represents each of  Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) and their affiliates. Their mandate is to mentor aspiring new trades workers and to promote the increased presence of… Continue Reading

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