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…

Work Sharing: How to Make Canada (A Bit) More Recession Proof

Zach Lewsen At the onset of the 2008 recession, Canadian employment trends took a turn for the worse. In particular, the manufacturing sector — linked to the contagious financial downturn south of the border — saw thousands of layoffs. At least one crisis-exposed company, however, dodged the trend: Standen’s Ltd, a 475-person steel parts firm…

Hard Choices for Ontario in Election 2011 and Long After

Meaghan Coker Just days away from the provincial election on October 6th and most are projecting it to be the closest election in Ontario since 1985. As new polls are released on a close-to daily basis, the most recent results show the gap between the two leading parties having narrowed to a statistical tie, along with…