Monday, May 26, 2014

Fixing the TFWP? Fuhgeddaboudit 

Tasha Kheiridin at iPolitics knows how to fix the TFWP.
The only problem is, the Harper Cons are too incompetent to do what she suggests:
Solutions to the abuse of temporary foreign worker programs ... should be to ensure that foreign workers don’t serve as cheap labour, but only as labour of last resort....
This means proper enforcement. It means inspectors going undercover to verify that hotels and restaurants are actually unable to meet their needs from the pool of local domestic workers. It means unscheduled visits to check on farm workers’ and nannies’ living conditions. It means prosecuting employers who abuse their employees, and denying them access to the programs, while protecting affected workers so they do not fear retribution.
This type of enforcement, and fair treatment of employees, costs money. More, one suspects, than would be covered by the $275 fee now charged to bring in a temporary foreign worker. That cost should be borne by the employer, not the taxpayer. Those who complain such moves would destroy their business, or expand the nanny state, should remember that these programs are not a right. They’re creatures of the state — and if the state can’t run them properly, they should be shut down.
This makes a lot of sense.
And its never going to happen, not as long as Harper and Kenny are fumbling around -- they think management is telling people to shut up.
As Ralph Goodale says, this government's policy is chaos.

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I don't think the problem is incompetence. They know what they are doing.

One thing that would help is require the jobs businesses want TFWs for are posted on a central website from the beginning of the application process.

By Blogger doconnor, at 10:27 am  

What an excellent idea!

By Blogger CathiefromCanada, at 11:19 am  

its fine to post it on a website, but the employer will simply say, the candidates are not qualified, just like they did when they went looking for miners in B.C. None who applied were "qualified" because they didn't speak Mandarin.

If they want a TFW the employer ought to be required to PROVE, they can't find a Canadian and demonstrate their efforts to a real live federal government worker, like they once where required to do. But taxpayers thought it was grand to fire 10K federal government workers and this is part of the result.

Employers don't want Canadian workers. Canadian workers can not be threatened and bullied, because they can quit., A TFW can't quit, they will be deported. If employers are having problems finding workers, its usually because the employer is a jerk.

By Anonymous e.a.f., at 2:09 am  

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