Ottawa cracks down on abuse of Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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Ottawa: Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, announced the Government has publically listed employers who have had their labour market opinions (LMOs) revoked or suspended. The LMOs issued to The Boathouse Restaurant in Fenelon Falls, Ontario have been revoked, and LMOs issued to Jungle Jim’s Restaurant and Greco Pizza in Labrador, Newfoundland and to McDonald’s Restaurant franchises in Victoria, British Columbia have been suspended. Jason Kenny issued following statement “Canadians must always be first in line for available jobs. Our government will not tolerate any abuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Today’s announcement sends a clear message that we are taking action against employers who abuse the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and that employers who break the rules will be publically named and face serious
consequences.” Recently McDonald’s was accused of favoring foreign workers.
The Fast food joint was accused of hiring Filipinos instead of Canadians. Investigations into
allegations of hiring foreign
workers over Canadians are being investigated.