New Government, New Review: The Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Alyssa Wali The temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) has been a fixture in Canadian immigration policy since 1973. The program was created to fill vacant employment positions throughout Canada, although it initially was limited to allowing only foreign agricultural workers and live-in caregivers entry to Canada. However, the program has been expanded to allow low-skilled…

Baby Benefits Don’t Cut It For Modern Canadian Families

Alissa Von Bargen Friends of mine just had a baby, and the math on their baby benefits is not adding up. She makes $55,000 and he makes $35,000 – a combined income of $90,000. Employment Insurance provides an amount equal to 55% of their income for the baby year (17 weeks of maternity and 35…