The amendments that have been announced by the federal government of Canada to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program have been welcomed by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. It has said that it is very happy that the current government of Canada is liberalizing the unfriendly aspects that were introduced to the program by the previous regime.
The decision by the government of Canada to eliminate the four years clause that required the overseas workers to exit the nation after completing the four-year period is a first major initiative to retain overseas talent, said Dan Kelly the President of CFIB.
The economy of Canada was struggling and it is important to retain the talent that arrives at the nation, said Mr. Kelly. The CFIB has always made it clear that to return an overseas worker to his nation after he has spent four years in Canada was a tremendous waste, as quoted by The Province.
Moreover, the worker would have had built a good relationship with the community and his employer in this four year period and is returned home in many cases against the wish to do so, added Mr. Kelly.
The CFIB was excited that the government was also planning to go ahead and develop ways to permanent residency in Canada. The small companies with whom Mr. Kelly had interacted are inclined to eliminate the temporary nature of the foreign worker program.
It has also been recommended by the CFIB that a new Canada visa has to be launched that would enable the overseas immigrants to obtain a permanent residency. The government of Canada is reviewing this proposal and it is recommended by the CFIB that it must be made available to all categories of workers, said Kelly.
The CFIB is also optimistic because of the enhanced flexibility for the maximum number limit for the temporary foreign workers. It also perceives that the 6 months exception for seasonal work sectors is a huge assistance for the companies that often find it difficult to satisfy their requirements for workers.
The false limits on the strength of overseas workers may be sensible for certain regions in Canada but the smaller industries in remote and rural areas of Canada have lesser choices. These modifications will be of mush assistance to them, added Kelly.
The small trade holders all over Canada have received these changes with delight and are hopeful of further progressive changes in the year ahead, specifically for companies that need to hire overseas workers with lower skills, explained Dan Kelly.
These changes that liberalize the visa policies to facilitate employers in Canada to recruit the workers that they need are most welcomed by these small trade owners, said Mr. Kelly.